Lever Architecture founder Thomas Robinson looks over artist renderings of an all-wood building that his firm is working on.
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Officials in Oregon have approved construction permits for the first all-wood high-rise building in the nation. Construction on the 12-story building, called Framework, will break ground this fall in Portland's trendy and rapidly growing Pearl District and is expected to be completed by the following winter.State officials hope the building will stir greater interest in high-rise construction using mass timber and help revitalize the state's lagging logging industry.The Portland building will be filled with subsidized apartments and bank offices.
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