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OPINION : Developer Hines plans to build the city's tallest timber-framed building

Mar 04, 2019 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

Toronto's waterfront could soon get the tallest woodframed office tower in North America. And it's not being built by Google or Sidewalk Labs.

The developer Hines announce their plans for a new office building on Monday, a proposed project by the prominent Danish architects 3XN that will move the science and art of wood building forward.

It would reach 40.7 metres in height, making it one of the tallest timber-framed buildings - and the tallest such office tower - in North America.

Mass timber buildings have been in the news over the past few months, as the Google sister company Sidewalk Labs explores its ambition to build an entire district out of mass timber, with towers reaching unprecedented heights of 20 or more storeys. They are working with B.C.'s Michael Green Architecture along with other design f...