USA's largest timber office building proposed

Yes, plans for another tall wooden building have been announced. Canadian studio Michael Green Architecture has just unveiled plans for a massive timber office complex on the waterfront of Newark, New Jersey, which is expected to be the largest of its kind in the USA.

The Vancouver-based practice's design comprises three stepped volumes in rising heights of six, eight and 11 stories, which will be built with a mass-timber structure – a collective term describing engineered wood products like glulam and cross laminated timber.

Measuring 500,000 square feet (46,451 square metres), the scheme is expected to surpasses the overall area of any other office building in the USA that also uses engineered timber construction.

It will be more than double the size of Michael Green Architecture's office and retail tower in Minneapolis, which was named the "largest mass-timber building" in the US when it was completed in 2016. More >>.


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