Oregon pushes for wooden skyscrapers to revive timber industry

It’s rare that a governor shows up to celebrate a new condo tower.

But this one’s made of wood, and that’s a bigger deal than it seems.

Gov. Kate Brown was on hand the day Carbon12 in North Portland reached its full eight stories and became the nation’s tallest wood building. The feat was made possible by cross-laminated timber, wood engineered to have the strength of steel.

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