Mass timber structures are entering the discussion for many projects in North America, and increasingly for taller buildings. This is, in part, due to recent code changes allowing for combustible construction in taller structures. However, interest in the industry is driven by a larger trend—the need for fast action to mitigate climate change.
The 50 Hudson Yards skyscraper, Foster + Partners’ newest building in New York has officially topped out. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold-designed, 58-story office development forms an integral part of the new Hudson Yards neighborhood on the western edge of Manhattan.
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