This is awesome. An entire skyscraper made from almost entirely wood. With a steel center to make it strong, to resists Tokyo’s frequent earthquakes, this skyscraper will be made nearly from just wood. I think this will look actually quite beautiful and as more companies like to use this style, maybe one day we might see a wooden skyline out of our windows. 🏙 The only problem I see with this fantastic idea is as more people will use it, won’t the demand for wood increase. We are already using incredibly unsustainable amounts of the material and more forests are being stripped of this natural source. We will only be affecting the planet more severely if we are going to use this method a lot in coming years.
Sumitomo Forestry said 10% of the 70-storey W350 tower would be steel, combined with about 180,000 cubic metres of indigenous wood, enough to build about 8,000 homes, and trees and foliage on balconies at every level.