Timber! SF’s next architectural trend could be eco-friendly buildings made of wood

The large panel of wood that hovered in the air above a De Haro Street construction site last Friday was something never seen before in the city.

It’s formed from seven layers of black spruce grown in Quebec, 24 feet long and 8 feet wide, each layer glued one-to-the-next and then pressed together like a panini. A crane slowly lowered it into place atop thick wooden columns and beams — the first of hundreds of panels that will be an integral part of the structural frame of a four-story, 60-foot-high commercial building.

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RSK: Cool concept!



- - Volume: 7 - WEEK: 48 Date: 11/26/2019 8:18:46 AM -