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SOM Gets Behind Wooden Skyscraper Design

SOM Gets Behind Wooden Skyscraper Design
SOM Gets Behind Wooden Skyscraper Design, © ArchDaily
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Although known for their iconic skyscrapers of glass and steel, SOM has begun to redefine our idea of the high-rise by pushing for wood as an alternative material for tall buildings. Not only could it help solve the worldwide problem of housing for those who are or will live in cities, but wooden skyscrapers could also address climate change by reducing a building's carbon footprint. Click here to read about the structural system that SOM has come up with and don't check out our previous coverage on the equally fascinating Timber Tower Research Project!

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Barbara Porada
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Cite: Barbara Porada. "SOM Gets Behind Wooden Skyscraper Design" 26 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/432105/som-gets-behind-wooden-skyscraper-design/> ISSN 0719-8884
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