What it would take for an 80-story wood tower to rise in Chicago

Downtown Chicago hasn’t seen a new wood-construction building in more than a century. But a research team from Perkins+Will, Thornton Tomasetti and the University of Cambridge is out to prove that doesn’t have to be the case much longer. To do so, they are looking at ways to design (and perhaps one day construct) an 80-story, 800-foot-tall mass-timber tower along the Chicago River’s South Branch. Read more.