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Mass timber construction reaching for new heights

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is set to erect a 25-story mass timber apartment building in the summer of 2022, marking the world’s tallest building of its kind — that is, until it’s eclipsed by a 40-story mass timber office building expected to tower over Sydney, Australia by 2025.

The race to build the world’s tallest mass timber building illustrates the enthusiasm among many architects and developers to use eco-friendly building material in driving a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say.

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