• Reading Levels 3 - 5
Science | Design & Technology

Can we make skyscrapers out of wood?

It may seem like wooden towers are an idea suited best for Jenga, yet more and more skyscrapers are being built from timber. In this video from Vox, see how one company is sawing construction times in half by using wood instead of concrete.

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