Tokyos' wooden skyscraper plans explained

Japanese company Sumitomo Forestry has plans to build the wooden skyscraper out of 90 percent wood and 10 percent steel.


NSFW    TOKYO — Japanese company Sumitomo Forestry has announced plans to build the tallest wooden skyscraper in the world in the city of Tokyo by 2041.

The skyscraper would be 350-meters tall and will mark the company's 350th anniversary.

The hybrid structure would be made from 90 percent wood and 10 percent steel, according to a press release by the company.

The building would use around 185,000 cubic meters of wood. This would allow the structure to remove approximately 100,000 tons of carbon dioxide from the air as well as encourage reforestation.

The exterior of the building will be made out of a braced tube structure which would be able to protect the structure in case of an emergency.

According to Inhabitat, the building will be covered in greenery and will allow sunlight to enter its interior.

Once complete, the structure will be the tallest building in Japan as well as the tallest wooden tower in the world.
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