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Tokyo to build 350 metre tower made of wood

by Futures Centre, Feb 21
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Tokyo is set to build the world’s tallest building made of wood. The Japanese wood products company Sumitomo Forestry Co is proposing a 350 metre tower to commemorate its 350th anniversary in 2041. The new building will be predominantly wood, with just 10% steel. Japan’s government has been a champion of wooden buildings, even passing a law in 2010 requiring it to be used for all public buildings that are three storeys or less.

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