Wooden skyscrapers – Oakwood Tower is a proposed structure by PLP Architecture and Cambridge University's Department of Architecture.
At 1,000 feet tall, it will only be overshadowed in London by The Shard.
But unlike that tapering glass structure, this 80-story tower, if given the green light for construction, will be made of timber -- making it London's first wooden skyscraper and the tallest wooden structure in the world.
Oakwood Tower is a proposed joint project by PLP Architecture and Cambridge University's Department of Architecture. It's an experiment in pushing the frontiers of building with wood, and is part of a growing movement to build in timber.
Lightweight, sustainable and even happiness-inducing, according to some experts, wood is being billed as the answer to creating greener cities.