How We Engineered Incredible Wooden Buildings
Aside from a concrete garage and elevator shafts, Ascent Milwaukee is a 25 story-tall building constructed almost entirely from wood, making it the tallest mass timber building in the world. It might not hold this title for long though because wooden skyscrapers are rapidly growing in popularity due to a host of benefits including sustainability. But how are wooden skyscrapers possible? And isn’t it a little foolish to make a timber tower when a little thing called “fire” exists?