Down Under, a cloud-scraping pillar of a building has received the go-ahead from local authorities in Western Australia.
If completed, the structure on South Perth’s Charles Street will be the tallest wooden building in the world.
On Thursday, Perth’s Metro Inner-South Joint Development Assessment Panel gave Grange Development the green light for the behemoth, called C6 and slated to be composed of a hybrid of materials, 42% of which will be timber and the core of which will be reinforced concrete.
The current title-holder for the tallest wooden tower — Wisconsin’s 284-foot, 25-story Ascent building — is less than half of C6’s proposed 627-foot height and 50 stories.
Both C6 and the Atlassian building will combine a steel exoskeleton with laminated timber beams in what is being hailed as a more eco-friendly construction style. Other Earth-conscious features of the record-breaker will include a rooftop garden and an urban farm.
Also, residents of its over 200 apartments will have access to 80 entirely-electric Tesla Model 3s.