Michael Green: Why we should build wooden skyscrapers

As woodworkers we know who great wood is. We also know who important wood is in the construction of our homes. But most of us are not aware that wood can also be used as the principal material for building massive structures.The fact that wood can be relied on to erect tall building – even thirty story high, is fantastic. If we substitute some of the concrete and steel that is incorporated in traditional structure for new wood-base materials, we, according to Architect Michael Green, will make a cleaner and greener world. Watch this terrific TED talk to hear more about Green's initiative.

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Yoav Liberman

About Yoav Liberman

Yoav S. Liberman is a woodworker and a teacher. His pieces have been featured in several woodworking books, most recently in Robin Wood’s CORES Recycled. Yoav teaches woodworking at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan, and also frequently guest teaches in craft schools across the country.  Between 2003 and 2011 Yoav  headed the woodworking program at Harvard University's Eliot House. Yoav’s articles have appeared in American Woodworker and Woodwork Magazine. He frequently contributes woodworking web content to a number of digital publications   Yoav has a degree in architecture and later held two competitive residency programs: at The Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts, and the Windgate Foundation Fellowship at Purchase College, New York. He lives in Chestnut Ridge NY.