Could Wooden Skyscrapers Make Construction More Eco-Friendly?

Could Wooden Skyscrapers Make Construction More Eco-Friendly?

Mass timber is a new type of construction product – used instead of steel or concrete – that advocates say could fight climate change. Manufacturers glue pieces of wood together to make beams, columns and decking. NBC News’ Anne Thompson takes us inside a 25-story high-rise made of mass timber that’s under construction in Milwaukee. Some environmentalists are skeptical, citing concerns about transparency over the timber used and the impact of cutting forests. Anne heads to Mercer International, a manufacturer of mass timber, to hear about their process for harvesting wood.

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