13 Feb '18, 4pm

70 Story tallest timber tower tipped for Tokyo

Sumitomo Forestry has a lot of wood to use up. Sumitomo Forestry, an industry giant in Japan, has a problem; most of their wood goes into building houses and with a shrinking population and a dislike of immigration, there are not a lot of houses being built. So they are pivoting to plyscrapers, and proposing a 70 story, 350 meter (1148') tower for the Marunouchi district in Tokyo. It's called W350, the plan being that it will be finished in 2041, the 350th anniversary of the founding of the company. I have previously wondered whether these tall towers are too much of a wood thing , but they are taking their time here and have an interesting rationale for it. © Sumitomo Forestry According to Johnny at Spoon and Tomago, Using a hybrid 9:1 ratio of wood to steel, Sumitomo Forestry aims to replace concrete, which is one of the world’s largest carbon footprint contributors. The...

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