80-story wooden skyscraper planned for Chicago

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Architectural firm Perkins and Will, along with engineers Thronton Tomasetti and the University of Cambridge conceptualized a wooden skyscraper to be built along the Chicago River in 2017.

Called the River Beech Tower, the 80-story high tower would be part of the Chicago's River Beech project.

The team would only use real and commercially available timber materials for construction, according to the firm's website.

The structure would consist of a diagrid system on its exterior. This would take advantage of the timber's natural axial strength, reports ArchDaily.

The building would include 300 residential apartments as well as various skyparks that would feature in its interior for visitors and residents.

According to Travel and Leisure, visitors and residents would also have access to green spaces located throughout the building.

The River Beech Project will consist of ten other buildings, a green space as well as a river walk, according to Travel and Leisure.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. The skyscraper and the Chicago River
2. What the building is made out of
3. The building's unique exterior
4. The build would feature a skypark

VOICEOVER (in English):
"Architectural firm Perkins and Will, along with engineers Thronton Tomasetti and the University of Cambridge have conceptualized a wooden skyscraper to be built along the Chicago River."

"Called the River Beech Tower, the 80-story high tower would be part of the Chicago's River Beech project."

"According to the firm's website, the team would only use real and commercially available timber materials for construction."

"ArchDaily reports the structure would consist of a diagrid system on its exterior. This would take advantage of the timber's natural axial strength."

"The building would include 300 residential apartments as well as various skyparks that would feature in its interior for visitors and residents."

"According to Travel and Leisure, visitors and residents would also have access to green spaces located throughout the building."

SOURCES: Travel and Leisure, Research Perkins + Will, Perkins + Will, Curbed, Arch Daily, Design Boom
https://www.travelandleisure.com/culture-design/architecture-design/chicago-river-beech-tower-tallest-wooden-skyscraper
http://research.perkinswill.com/articles/curbed-proposed-80-story-wooden-skyscraper-may-be-a-preview-of-tall-timber-future/?utm_medium=website&utm_source=archdaily.com
https://perkinswill.com/work/river-beech-tower
https://www.curbed.com/2017/10/9/16449494/tall-timber-building-skyscraper/comment/447612033
https://www.archdaily.com/796649/the-tallest-timber-tower-yet-perkins-plus-wills-concept-proposal-for-river-beech-tower
https://www.designboom.com/architecture/perkins-will-river-beech-tower-timber-skyscraper-chicago-11-08-2017/