The rise of wooden skyscrapers

“The world’s tallest wooden house!” reads a huge poster on the side of a building under construction in the Norwegian municipality of Brummundal.

The house doesn’t have any scaffolding; cranes and an outdoor elevator are used to transport the building material to where it’s needed. The wood is sourced from Norwegian forests.

When it’s finished in March 2019, the wooden house will be 81 meters (265 feet) tall, and will have 18 stories with 27 apartments that ranging from 67 to 149 square meters (720 to 1,600 square feet) as well as a swimming pool, a hotel, offices and restaurants.

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