Record mass timber high-rise proposed

The City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US, is already home to the world’s tallest mass-timber-constructed building – Ascent MKE – but just a few downtown blocks away a proposal to develop a taller mass-timber high-rise is under consideration.

The Edison render in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US (Image: The Neutral Project) Render of The Edison building, a proposed mass-timber high-rise in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US. (Image: The Neutral Project)

The proposed building site – for a structure called The Edison – is just one-mile from the current 25-storey world-record holder. If approved in its current form, The Edison will be a 32-storey building and the new tallest mass-timber structure on the planet.

It’s being developed by US-based The Neutral Project, a real-state development company that aims to build carbon-neutral structures. The company is currently seeking US$40 million in initial funding for what will be a 383-unit luxury apartment complex.

The building’s first seven storeys will be constructed with steel and concrete and the remainder with mass timber.

US-based C.D. Smith Construction has been tied to the project as well as Chicago’s Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture. C.D. Smith also built Ascent MKE. Finland-based Stora Enso is slated to manufacture the cross-laminated timber for the new build.

The developer plans to break ground in September 2024 once financing is secured.


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