Proposed 21-story timber tower in Milwaukee would be Western Hemisphere’s tallest wood building

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f7/f7d77e901879e8cf6af540d27c7caeb3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>New Land Enterprises has announced a bold plan to build a 21-story mass timber apartment building in East Town. If completed, the building, known as Ascent, would be the tallest timber structure in the Western Hemisphere according to the company.
The news comes just months after New Land released plans to build a seven-story mass timber office building, the city’s first, along the Milwaukee River in Westown.



The timber tower scheme was designed by Milwaukee-based Korb + Associates Architects with structural engineering input from Thornton Tomasetti. If completed as proposed, the 21-story residential building would rise 238 feet—considerably more than the currently tallest timber building in the Americas.
Image: Korb + Associates Architects.

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