Talking Timber: Will Chicago Embrace Wooden High-Rises?
Is Chicago, home of the Great Fire and stringent building codes, ready to embrace tall timber construction? Find out when our panelists get together to discuss local and regional precedents, structural research, and evolving codes and attitudes.
As more and more American cities and states wake up to the hugely beneficial environmental, structural and health propositions of mass timber, there’s good reason to believe local officials will take steps to normalize the material’s use, even for relatively tall buildings. See inside the approval process for 2100 North Southport, a trailblazing 9-story timber building breaking ground soon in Lincoln Park, and learn about other projects, built and proposed, that are helping inspire a new mindset. True timber skyscrapers may still be years away for Chicago, but innovation is in our DNA.
This event is part of the Talking Timber lecture series, organized in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Center’s mass timber exhibition, ReFramed: The Future of Cities in Wood. The exhibition and lecture series are presented by the Softwood Lumber Board and created in partnership with the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
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