Market realities confine proposed timber tower to the drawing board

Sources: Softwood Lumber Board, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

Champions of a 12-story structure built with cross laminated timber assemblies have placed their project on hold indefinitely. A mixed-use residential and commercial design, the Framework tower was pegged for the Portland, Ore., Pearl District; billed as the first U.S. timber high rise; and, secured state and city building permits in 2017.  

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