A proposed high-rise residential building made entirely of wood could be a radical new addition to the Manhattan skyline.
Plans are underway for the building to be constructed at 475 West 18th Street in Chelsea.
It's one of two projects that were declared winners of the first US Tall Wood Building Prize Competition held by the US Department of Agriculture in partnership with two industry groups, Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council.
“The science of wood construction has come a long way in the past several decades,” SHoP principal Chris Sharples told Wall Street Journal.
According to SHoP, the building will be more environmentally sustainable as it will not use steel or concrete which have high carbon emissions.