As American Carpenters in Paris you learn quickly how little wood is used in construction and renovation here.
Bottom line; it’s just too expensive.
But lately, it seems as if wood has been getting a bad rap.
The focus on sustainable development never seems to include lumber as a material of choice; that is until now.
In the article, Towers Proposed For Paris Would Be The World’s Tallest Wooden Structures wood evangelist and architect Michael Green argues exactly the opposite.
He says because of new technological advances wood as a building material has become stronger, safer, and more economical than steel.
But Green goes even further, “Just as Gustave Eiffel shattered our conception of what was possible a century and a half ago, this project can push the envelope of wood innovation with France in the forefront.”
And with a name like ‘Green’ it’s kind of hard not listen.