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Would you live in a condo tower made of wood?: VIDEO

475 West 18th Street, designed by SHoP Architects, will be constructed from engineered timber

December 01, 2015 03:30PM
By Alistair Gardiner

The latest renderings for 475 West 18th Street make it look more like a 10-story tree house than your typical Chelsea condo tower.

Last week, The Real Deal took a closer look this SHoP Architects-designed Chelsea project, which is the first of its kind in New York City. Though the wooden tower movement has yet to take off in the Big Apple, developers and architects across the world are turning to timber for quicker, more efficient construction.

For another look at the project, and more timber towers outside the U.S., check out the video above or visit The Real Deal‘s YouTube page.