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Old Posted Mar 24, 2020, 8:36 PM
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Milwaukee is building a 285-foot all-timber high-rise:

In fact, Ascent, designed by New Land's preferred partner architect Korb and Associates, is stunning; a sleek, modern tower with rich, natural-looking wood finishes. It feels like the best of both modern and classic looks.

The tower will start with a seven-story concrete parking structure (with 8,000 square feet of street-level retail and an elevated indoor/outdoor pool) as a base. Then, with the exception of concrete elevator and stair shafts, the top 16 floors will consist of 230 apartments built entirely of wood.

By wood, it should be clear, we're talking about cross laminated timber (aka CLT), not plywood from the local lumber yard.

CLT is prefabricated, engineered wood panel that is both lightweight and strong and offers elevated acoustic and thermal benefits. It is made by layering kiln-dried lumber in alternating directions and pressed together with structural adhesive.
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