New world’s tallest timber tower crowned in the USA

Ascent- Timber building

Move over Mjøstårnet, the Ascent, by Korb + Associates Architects, has officially been recognized as the new world’s tallest timber tower by the CTBUH (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat). Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the residential high-rise reaches an impressive maximum height of 86.6 m (284 ft).

The 25-story Ascent was created in collaboration with structural engineer Thornton Tomasetti and hosts retail and amenity spaces on the lower floors, with 259 apartments above, some of which are up for rent. Like other timber towers we’ve seen, the apartments feature an interior decor that leaves the wood uncovered in places, leaning into the material’s natural beauty, while also boasting generous glazing framing views of Milwaukee.


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