The Race for the Wood Skyscraper Starts Here

Right now it’s more like 125 workers gluing boards together in Oregon. Here’s how they get to a 100-story tower of timber.

An architectural rendering of a 1,000-foot-tall wood skyscraper proposed for London.

Source: PLP Architecture/University of Cambridge

At a newly renovated plant in Riddle, Ore., workers glue together boards harvested from nearby forests, where Douglas fir has grown for thousands of years, and feed the resulting 10-by-30-foot panels into a pneumatic press. 

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