Newark to see nation's largest timber office building rise
Illustration courtesy of Michael Green Architecture/Lotus Equity Group
Plans have been unveiled for the United States’ largest mass timber office building.
The structure is slated by to up in Newark, N.J., reports Arch Daily.
A part of the Riverfront Square redevelopment project, which will feature 11.8 acres of mixed-use buildings, the Riverfront Square office building will contain up to 500,000 square feet of Class A office space within its cutting-edge timber-framed structural system.
“The vision we share with Michael Green is to design the most environmentally sustainable office tower that enhances the health of tenants and the surrounding communities through efficient planning and green design,” said Ben Korman, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Lotus Equity Group. “When you merge these benefits with Newark’s emerging technology sector, Riverfront Square is primed to help companies attract and retain valuable talent.”
Chosen for its environmental advantages, timber will allow the project to reduce its carbon footprint and reduce emissions from the construction process, project officials said.
“Good buildings are good neighbors, and we envision a sustainable, efficient and architecturally-stunning future for Newark,” said Michael Green, founder and principal of design firm Michael Green Architecture.
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