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Old 01-24-2014, 11:05 AM
AK84 AK84 is online now
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Tallest a wooden skyscraper could be?

Lets presume that we want it to have similar total area per story as the erstwhile WTC towers were (a box shape). How tall could it be? An all wooden structure as well as one which has a bit of iron/steel struts in support like the sailing ships of old.
Old 01-24-2014, 11:14 AM
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A 16-story building is planned, FWIW:
Old 01-24-2014, 12:56 PM
John Bredin John Bredin is online now
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Originally Posted by awldune View Post
A 16-story building is planned, FWIW:
Kirkenes, Norway, better have an excellent fire brigade, including a long snorkel truck or two.
Old 01-25-2014, 03:08 AM
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Current tallest wooden building is 505 ft and 13 stories. That was finished in 2007 so is possibly close to our limits. I can't find a height for the Barents Building, only "16 stories" which is a meaningless comparison, given that the articles I've read about it seem to think the current tallest wooden building is only 144 ft (which no longer stands). Also, some people seem to differentiate residential and other buildings.

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Old 01-25-2014, 06:36 PM
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I haven't watched it, but FWIW, there is a recent TED talk extolling the virtues of wooden skyscrapers. The blurb claims 30 stories is possible.


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