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Wooden skyscrapers could shape future cities

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 6, 2019 12:49

Wooden skyscrapers could shape future cities

Would you live in a wooden skyscraper? Researchers from the University of Cambridge are hoping to convince us that timber is a safe and sustainable alternative to steel and concrete.The team from the Centre for Natural Material Innovation has also set their sights on building the world’s tallest wooden building, a record currently held by Norway’s 18-storey Mjøstårnet building. Supporters of so-called “plyscrapers” say they are greener than concrete and steel, whose production emits large amounts of greenhouse gases. The Cambridge team envisions forests being planted and harvested like crops to build new cities; a method that simultaneously addresses the housing shortage while helping to limit greenhouse gas emissions by locking it up.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 6, 2019 12:49