Big Wood: Wooden Skyscraper in Chicago

March 25, 2013 Comments Off on Big Wood: Wooden Skyscraper in Chicago

This project is called Big Wood, and it is designed in the city of Chicago. It is a skyscraper that stands out from the rest, because it is designed with a wooden structure.
Steel and concrete have been the most used materials for the construction of the skyscrapers. However, they require a significant energy consumption for production, especially concrete, although steel can be recycled, but it also involves a certain cost of energy reuse. That’s why we need to utilize more sustainable methods for such buildings that require much resources. Here we go with this 9-storey building with a wooden structure. If you have been wondering, I will confirm that the civil engineers assure us that it has a good resistance to earthquakes.

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