Wooden Skyscrapers?

Great Ideas, Practical Steps

It is environmental week here at Great Ideas, Practical Steps. Not only that, it’s ‘better uses for trees’ week. Tuesday I wrote about recycling Christmas trees. Today it is about using wood to make skyscrapers. Who knows what tomorrow will be. The common theme in these stories so far is that even though some people may have a problem with cutting trees down in order to do anything, trees are a much more renewable and eco-friendly resource than man made materials such as concrete and plastic.

Today’s story is about building. 100 years ago people didn’t hesitate to build 7 story buildings from wood. But since concrete and steel that made it possible to build the super tall skyscrapers we have today, we usually think we could only build short buildings out of wood. Concrete and steel use a lot of energy to produce and create a lot of…

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