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Wood high-rise construction
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The Mjøstårnet construction project is now complete. An 18-storey mixed-use building in Brumunddal, north of Oslo, it's built mainly using glulam and CLT. However, the (floors of the) top seven floors were made with concrete in order to increase the weight of the building, and thus reduce swaying.

The web site of Moelven, which supplied much of the materials, has a lot of photos. I'll include just one here.

   

And, yes, they do fire testing!
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#2
Not a highrise but Pacific FC who are based out of Langford built two new grandstands using CLT and Glulam. You can get a quick view of it on this live youtube feed.

https://youtu.be/X3FNXyryom8 you can search back through the video to see the stands.
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(05-02-2019, 09:27 AM)welltoldtales Wrote: Not a highrise but Pacific FC who are based out of Langford built two new grandstands using CLT and Glulam. You can get a quick view of it on this live youtube feed.

https://youtu.be/X3FNXyryom8 you can search back through the video to see the stands.

Also in the CPL, York9 intends to use wood to build its permanent stadium once they secure a site.
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#4
Wow there's just something about that that makes me uneasy.
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#5
It's no the only one -- here is one nearly as tall, under construction in Vienna.

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And the 32m-tall pagoda at Houryuu-ji in Japan has been standing over 1400 years.
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(05-07-2019, 10:11 AM)tomh009 Wrote: And the 32m-tall pagoda at Houryuu-ji in Japan has been standing over 1400 years.

What does this sentence from the Wikipedia entry mean? "The [restoration] project was interrupted during the Second World War, when large portions of the temple itself were dismantled and hidden in the hills surrounding Nara."

Ah: "At Houryuu-ji not only is the same ヒノキ wood used in any renovations, but also care is taken to find wood with similar blemishes to the original." (https://blog.gaijinpot.com/problem-with-...-in-japan/)
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