A seventeen-story high rise is being built out of wood in Japan
Mitsui Fudosan and Takenaka Corporation are planning to build a 17-story wood-frame office tower in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi district. With a proposed height of 70 meters, this would be the tallest wooden building in Japan.
The wood is coming from a sustainable forest owned by Mitsui. The building will use about 20% less carbon than a steel framed building would have.