France’s Prime Minister Édouard Philippe has announced an international architectural competition to redesign the roofline of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after a massive fire destroyed the oak-beamed structure and collapsed its spire.
Lotus Equity Group has plans to develop America’s largest mass timber office building as part of the Riverfront Square redevelopment project in Newark. Designed by Michael Green Architecture (MGA), the first commercial building in the project will create up to 46,452 m2 (500,000 sf) of Class A office space.
Mass timber—specifically cross-laminated timber (CLT)—continues to spread across the nation as an alternative to traditional concrete and steel construction. CLT panels are described as large-scale, predesigned, and highly engineered for precise tolerances.