Guided Tour of “Tall Timber: The Future of Cities in Wood” at the Skyscraper Museum

Guided Tour of "Tall Timber: The Future of Cities in Wood" at the Skyscraper Museum

Photos Courtesy of the Skyscraper Museum

Join Skyscraper Museum Director, Carol Willis, for a gallery tour of TALL TIMBER: The Future of Cities in Wood!

  • Touch a 500-year-old heavy timber sample salvaged from the Terminal Warehouse adaptive reuse project in NYC as well as a modern Glulam Laminated Timber (GLT) sample
  • Examine infographics on the “Forest to Fabrication” wall that explain Mass Timber’s role in addressing climate change by sequestering carbon dioxide
  • View award-winning models by LEVER Architecture and SHoP Architects as well as theoretical designs by Perkins & Will and Gensler among others
  • See “Charred Columns” on loan from Korb + Associates that illustrate fire testing on new Mass Timber products

About the event:

TALL TIMBER: The Future of Cities in Wood is a new exhibit which examines recent tall buildings in Mass Timber and proposals for its role in a more sustainable, low-carbon future for our cities and our planet. The tour features a “Forest to Fabrication” installation, which explores wood’s journey from managed forests to Mass Timber producing factories, as well as numerous models, material samples, and large infographics. Many of the cases in the exhibition were designed by the architects of the projects on display.

About Carol Willis:

Carol Willis is the founder, director, and curator of The Skyscraper Museum. She is an architectural and urban historian, specializing in the history of American city building. An Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture at Columbia GSAPP, she teaches in the program The Shape of Two Cities: New York and Paris. Willis is the author of Form Follows Finance: Skyscrapers and Skylines in New York and Chicago and has written articles and introductions for numerous publications and is often seen in documentaries on The History Channel, PBS, and other programs.

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