Seattle Begins Construction on Cross-laminated Timber School

By: LiLi Tan

It was a sight students could not resist: Construction crews raising large panels of wood using a crane.

“It’s as big as Mount Rainier!” one student said.

Maple Elementary School is a part of a state pilot project, which aims to build three schools in Western Washington out of cross-laminated timber (CLT) for about $1 million each.

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