This individual timber tower would be the tallest of the kind in the world. While it’s too soon to comment regarding the project’s chances of actually getting built, the tower is slated for London’s Barbican Estate and would, along with local mid-rise balconies, provide 1, 000 necessary new homes and around 1 million sq toes (304, 800 sq m) of residential floorspace for England’s capital. More remarkably still, the 80-story building would rise to an overall total height of 300 m (984 ft), rendering it the second-tallest building in London (after the Shard), and the highest wooden skyscraper on the globe.

Constructing it would be a real anatomist challenge. The Barbican skyscraper is the first in a series of wooden skyscraper proposals that are being developed by Cambridge University alongside architecture businesses and engineers. That they added that wood could revolutionise construction in the 21st century in a similar manner that steel, glass and tangible revolutionized buildings in the 19th and 20th generations, creating the Crystal Building and the Parisian calotte. The design is for an 80-storey, 300m-high wood building incorporated into the Barbican complex. The tower system would create 1, 500 new residences. The Architects’ Journal described the notion plan as “toothpick-like”. It might be the second-tallest building in the capital, a little short than the Shard’s 310m.