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The world’s tallest wooden skyscraper is all set for construction in Tokyo.
What Is It?
Sumitomo Forestry, the Japanese wood products company, is planning to build the skyscraper to commemorate its 350th anniversary in 2041.
The timber skyscraper, which will be known as W350 is set to become the world’s tallest wooden building. The 1,148ft high timber building will be completed in 2041 and the tower will cost an estimated 600 billion yen to build.
The 70-story building will be a hybrid structure made from 90% wooden materials. To prevent from earthquakes it will have a steel vibration-control framework.
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What’s In It?
The high-rise building will be well connected to nature outside and the exteriors will comprise of green balconies keeping the green environment intact. The company said in a press release that the aim is to create environmentally-friendly and timber-utilizing cities through the increased use of wooden architecture for high-rise buildings.
The Japanese government is trying to increase and encourage other companies as well for the same purpose. It has in 2010, passed the Promotion of Use of Wood in Public Buildings Act, which required all government buildings up to three stories high to use wood.
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