Building with wood, of course, isn’t new. Most single-family homes in the U.S. are wood-framed. And most commercial buildings were made of timber—dense wood that has been processed into beams and planks—until the early 1900s. What has changed from 100 years ago, said Minneapolis-based Tony Layne of Perkins + Will, a global architecture firm, are “technological advances allowing architects and engineers to conceive of building larger, taller buildings.”
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