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18 Feb 2020

Tallest Timber Tower in the World to Break Ground in Milwaukee this Spring

Cearron Bagenda, cbs58
Korb + Associates

In less than three months groundbreaking for the tallest mass timber building in the entire world will happen in Milwaukee. The ‘Ascent’ building will house 260 apartments and beat the current tallest timber building, Mjostarnet in Norway by three feet.   

Ascent will be deemed the tallest mass timber structure in the world with 25 floors. Developed by New Land Enterprises, the building will have concrete at the base then engineered wood stacked all the way to the top.

“We were looking for a differentiator, and about three and a half years ago saw an example of a different mass timber building and fell in love with the aesthetics,” said Tim Gokhman, Managing Director of New Land Enterprises.

The original plans only had 23 floors but with two more floors added, it’ll now break a world record.

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