World’s tallest timber tower begins overtaking nearby buildings
USA – Construction of Ascent, a 25-story mass timber building, is underway in downtown Milwaukee, and it’s beginning to overtake nearby buildings. When completed the 86.5 metre high residential complex will be the tallest wood tower in the world, rising just over a metre the current record-holding building in Brumunddal, Norway in 2019.
The $125 million building will feature a hybrid timber and concrete frame. It’s being developed by New Land Enterprises and Wiechman Enterprises. Glulam timber panels for the project are being manufactured in Austria by Wiehag Timber and procured and managed by Timberlab of Portland, Ore. Cross-laminated timber panels are being supplied by KLH.