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mrnyc May 3, 2020 11:00 PM

wood based materials in egger hq in austria

mrnyc May 27, 2020 7:48 PM

the cleveland woody market square development makes the wall street journal (behind a paywall):

Country’s Tallest Wooden Building Rising in Cleveland

Ambitious project proceeds despite coronavirus crisis

"In Cleveland, a developer is moving ahead with an ambitious project despite the pandemic: the country’s tallest wooden building. The nine-story development, dubbed Intro, will include 298 apartments, retail space and an event venue. It is being built primarily with mass timber, a type of pressed wood that is gaining popularity as a climate-friendly alternative to steel and concrete...."

edit -- a short video from developer harbor bay:

and an awesome recent pic of the foundation pit next to the west side market:

here is a great twitter update -- a clip of the busy pit and cranezilla action :tup:

mrnyc Sep 8, 2020 2:07 AM

^ they are wasting no time in the cleve --- the bones are rising above ground --- here is the bldg core:

more pics here:

mrnyc Sep 24, 2020 2:53 PM

sign up for this lunchtime event about the cleveland market square intro development -- its free!



October 08, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
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Virtual Event



Our expert speakers on Mass Timber will explain what Mass Timber construction is and how it differs from conventional steel-and-concrete building construction.

more info and register here:

mrnyc Sep 30, 2020 1:48 AM

booo! hisss!

now it looks like milwaukee's bigger woody than cleveland's is a go.

at least the cle will hold the crown for a few months tho lol:

Intro: 9-story 350,000-square-foot 290 units
(retail base and underground parking)

Ascent: 25-story 284 ft tall 493,000-square-foot 259 units
(Topping out at 283 feet, the building would surpass the 280-foot Mjos Tower in Norway. Ascent will include a six-story concrete base used as a parking garage.)

and yes it counts even if its all not wood. :shrug:

davee930 Sep 30, 2020 5:58 AM

Is it just me or is this not "just" wood. Seems to me that combining wood in layers with adhesive would make it much stronger while making it more resistant to burning.

mrnyc Oct 5, 2020 2:40 PM

tokyo had plans for a big wood tower project in 2018, i wonder if that is still a go?

mrnyc Oct 19, 2020 4:17 PM

the timber has hit the ocean via amsterdam and is on the way to the clev for the market square intro bldg.

mrnyc Dec 23, 2020 6:19 PM

the massed timber wood is going vertical at cleveland market square intro! :tup:


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