Tall Timber Buildings Could Produce Fewer Emissions and Sequester Carbon Dioxide

A wood skyscraper might sound like a bad idea—and potentially a giant tinderbox. But architects around the world are steadily building more timber high-rises, partly with the aim of curbing carbon pollution.

Lofty wood buildings are popping up in major cities from London to Melbourne. Many more are in the works—soon Portland, Ore., will be getting its own—and they continue to break height records for modern lumber construction. The world’s tallest such building completed, a 53-meter Vancouver high-rise called Brock Commons, officially opens in September. read more >>