Heavy timber to rise again in construction

  • Article by: DON JACOBSON , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 19, 2013 - 4:47 PM

Architects and engineers are turning to timber framing as an greener option.

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samadkinsSep. 20, 1310:01 AM

When Roebling was asked about the cost to build the Brooklyn bridge as compared to earlier structures, he answered, "To build his pyramid, Cheops packed some rice into stomachs. We today pack coal into steam boilers ... to produce this coal requires a thousand time more solar energy than to produce the rice. This statement was made over 100 years ago. red: David McCullough in "the Great Bridge"

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jgolmsteadSep. 20, 13 3:19 PM

The photo caption says the timber for Butler Square was Douglas fir harvested near Aitkin, Minn. I don't think Douglas fir has ever grown in Minnesota except for a few Christmas trees.

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