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The second tallest wooden building in the world.

Following closely behind Ascent MKE is Mjøstårnet in Brumunddal, Norway, claiming the title of the world’s second-tallest wooden building. This environmentally friendly structure stands at a respectable 85.4 meters (279 feet) tall, boasting 18 floors. Completed in 2019, Mjøstårnet was briefly the world record holder before being surpassed by Ascent MKE.

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Mjøstårnet embraces a predominantly wooden construction, utilizing glued laminated timber (glulam) for its main structure. Glulam consists of layers of wood bonded together with adhesives, creating a sturdy and versatile building material. The building’s location on the picturesque Lake Mjøsa adds to its charm. Mjøstårnet houses a variety of uses, including apartments, a hotel, a restaurant, and even a rooftop terrace, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

This innovative building serves as a prime example of how modern architecture can incorporate sustainable elements. Mjøstårnet showcases the potential of wood as a viable and eco-friendly alternative in constructing tall buildings, paving the way for a greener future in urban environments.

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