A new luxury high-rise, designed by architect Sir David Adjaye has topped out in New York City. The 66-story tower rises more than 244 m (800 ft) to the sky and makes a bold architectural statement and is a unique addition to Manhattan’s skyline.
The Framework Project LLC has completed two significant fire tests on cross-laminated timber (CLT). These tests were intended to answer a number of questions relating to mass timber high-rise construction.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), buildings account for almost 40 percent of energy consumed in the United States. With concerns over global warming and the associated impacts of energy consumption, energy efficiency has become a critical part of building design.