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How high can buildings go?

Tue, 29th Apr 2014

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Anthony Gortastic asked:

How high can buildings go?

Answer

Chris - Michael perhaps you could comment on bamboo. How high do you think it could build?The Bank of America Tower under construction on 12 October 2007.

Michael Ramage - Well, we know we can build 10-storey buildings with wood and we’ve got proposals that are feasible for 30 stories in wood. So, with bamboo being somewhat stronger, I think 50 to 60 stories will be probably quite likely in the near term.

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