CTBUH declares Milwaukee tower Ascent the world’s tallest timber building

Timber structures are seeing new heights—quite literally, as the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has named 25-story Ascent in Milwaukee the world’s tallest timber structure. The mixed-use luxury development also received designation as the tallest concrete-timber hybrid building. Its first five stories, housing ground-floor retail and parking, rise on cast-in-place concrete.

Designed by Milwaukee-based firm Korb & Associates Architects, this 284-foot tall timber tower stole the title of the world’s tallest timber building away from 280-foot-tall Mjøstårnet in Brumunddal, Norway and has also surpassed Vienna’s 276-foot-tall HoHo building as the tallest concrete-timber hybrid building, according to CTBUH.

Although Ascent topped the

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