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Wooden buildings which have exceptional heights are in this article listed, starting with the highest wooden structures.

The tallest ever wooden structure was the tower of Mühlacker radio transmitter (190 metres or 620 feet, destroyed in 1945). The tallest standing wooden structure is Gliwice Radio Tower (118 metres or 387 feet).

In a narrower sense these structures are not buildings. The tallest building has been the Sanctuary of Truth, a 105-metre-high (344 ft) temple in Pattaya, Thailand.[1] The previous record holder, the 67-metre-high (220 ft) Pagoda of Fogong Temple, was built 900 years ago.

Tallest wooden structures
Structure Height (m) Floors Location Dates Notes
Mühlacker radio transmitter 190 n/a Mühlacker 1934–1945 Not a building; demolished
Federal Telegraph Company radio towers 185.3 n/a Heeia, Hawaii and South San Francisco, California 1914-1945? Twin identical 185.3 m towers, accompanied at each site by two 133.5 m wood towers; all towers demolished by 1945?
Yongning Pagoda (永宁宝塔) 137[2][3]~152.77[4] 9 Luoyang 516 With possibly earthern core at seven of nine stories.[5] Including a pedastal it had a height of 155 m from 152.77 m.[4] Destroyed by lightning/fire in 534.
Gliwice Radio Tower 118 n/a Gliwice 1935 Not a building
Sanctuary of Truth[1] 105 n/a Pattaya 1981 Decoration in progress[1]
First Mühlacker T-type antenna radio transmitter towers 100 n/a Mühlacker 1930 Two towers; not buildings; repurposed later; demolished
Ascent 86.56 25[6] Milwaukee 2022 Topped off; tallest mass timber building in the world[7]
Mjøstårnet 85.4 18 Brumunddal 2019
HoHo Wien 84[8] 24[8] Vienna 2019
Hwangnyongsa 80 9 Gyeongju 7th century Destroyed in 1238 by invading Mongol forces
Sara kulturhus 75[9] 20 Skellefteå 2019[10] Inaugurated 8 September 2021.[11]
Skellefteå Cultural Center
Săpânţa-Peri Church[12] 75[13] 2 Săpânța 2013 [14]
Yongding Pagoda (永定塔) 69.7 8 Beijing 2012
Pagoda of Fogong Temple 65.8–67.3 5-6 Yingxian 1056
Ieud Monastery 60[15] Ieud (Romanian: Ieud) 2003
Rozavlea-Șesu Mănăstirii 58 2 Rozavlea 2017
Bârsana Monastery 57 2 Bârsana 2005
Sainte-Marie 56.4[16] Church Point 1905
Ascension Cathedral 56[17] Almaty 1907
Șurdești 54[18] Șurdești 1766
Brock Commons Tallwood House 53 18[19] Vancouver 2017
Tour Hypérion 57 17 Bordeaux 2021 The first residential wooden tower in France[20]
Treet[21] 52.8 14 Bergen 2015
Great Buddha Hall, Tōdai-ji 49 Nara 1709 Largest wooden building in the world until 1998, when Odate Jukai Dome was completed
Proud Kanda Surugadai 14 Ochanomizu district. Tokyo 2021 [22]
Light House[23] 48 14 Joensuu[24] 2019[25]
Obayashi 44 11 Yokohama 2022[26]
Cathedral-Basilica of St.Peter and Paul 44 2 Paramaribo, Suriname 1885 Largest wooden building in the Western Hemisphere.
St. George's Cathedral 43.5 Georgetown 1892
Forté 32 10 Melbourne 2012
Murray Grove[27] 9 Hackney, London 2009
Perspective 30 6 Bordeaux 2018[28]
International House Sydney[29] 29.7 7 Sydney, Australia 2017
Daramu House[30] 29.7 7 Sydney, Australia 2019
WIDC 29.5 8 Prince George, British Columbia 2014[31]
Puukuokka[32] 8 Kuokkala 2015
Strandparken 8 Sundbyberg Municipality 2014[33]
Yongning Pavilion (the wooden part) 27 3 Yanqing District 2019
Carbon12 26 8 Portland, Oregon 2018 [34]
Brewery Lofts 23 7 Tacoma, Washington 2020 Second Tallest in the United States
T3 7 Minneapolis 2016[35]
Curtain Place[36] 6 London 2015
FCBA 6 Champs-sur-Marne
Trinitat Vella community center 4 Barcelona 2022 Almost net zero building[37]
Tallest unfinished/proposed wooden buildings
Skyscraper Height (m) Floors Location Dates Status
W350 Project 350 70[38] Tokyo 2041 Planned
Oakwood Tower[39] 304.8 80 Barbican Planned: Research Phase[40]
River Beech Tower[41] 228 80[42][43] Chicago Proposed
The Dutch Mountains I 150 Eindhoven 2022–2023 Planned
Timber Towers 40, 60 Philadelphia Planned: Demonstration[44] / Research Phase[45]
C6 183 50 Perth [12]
Canada Earth Tower 40 Vancouver [46]
Trätoppen[47] 133 40 Stockholm Proposed
Atlassian HQ 39 Haymarket Approved[13]
The Rainbow Tree[48][49] 115 32 Cebu Proposed
The Dutch Mountains II 110 Eindhoven 2022–2023 Planned
Burė 4 105 Vilnius Planned[50]
Rocket&Tigerli 100 32 Winterthur 2026 [7]
Dushan Shuisi Building (独山水司楼) 99.9 24 Pingzhai (坪寨), Wengqi Village, Yingshan Town, Dushan County, Guizhou, China 2019
WoHo 98 29 Berlin [51]
The Spar 91.44 48 Portland, Oregon Proposed: Research Phase[52][53]
ICON 90 31 Toronto Proposed[54]
Baobab[55] 35[56] Paris Proposed
CF Møller Wooden 34 x 4 Stockholm Proposed[57]
Abebe Court Tower 26 Lagos Proposal[58]
Ascent MKE 86.6 25 Milwaukee
Urban Lung 25 Cardiff Proposal [59]
Prototype 21 Mount Pleasant [9]
Treetop Tower 16 Hammerbrooklyn 2024 To be built [11]
U of T Academic Tower 74.5 14 Toronto 2019 To be built [60]
Ascent 86.25 25[6] Wisconsin 2020-2022 Under Construction[61]
HAUT 73[62] 21 Amsterdam 2020 Under Construction
Tham & Videgård 20 Frihamnen Proposed
Terrace House[63] 71 19 Vancouver Under Construction
Mitsui Fudosan & Takenaka corp 70 17 Nihonbashi district, Tokyo 2023-2025 [64]
Tree Tower 62 18 Toronto [65] Proposed
Albizzia[66] 56 16 Lyon, France 2022 Under Construction
5 King Tower 52[67] Brisbane Proposed
Vertical Village 50 17[68] Île-de-France To be built
Wood'Up 50[69] 18 Paris 2021 Planned
The Arbour 52.5[70] 12 Toronto Estimated 2024[70] Planned[71]
Framework[72] 24+ 12 Portland, Oregon Approved[73]
Horizons bois 12 Rennes Proposed[74]
Sensation[75] 38 8, 11 Strasbourg 2019[76] Under Construction
Intro Cleveland 35[77] 9 Cleveland, Ohio 2022[78] Under Construction
Riverfront Square 6,8,11 Newark, New Jersey Searching tenants[79]
SKAIO[80] 34 10 Heilbronn 2019 Under Construction
Shibuya Marui Department Store 9 Shibuya Crossing Planned[81]
Tameike Project 9 1-1-14 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 2023 Under Construction[82]
Wandsbek 8 Wandsbek 2026 [14]
PuuCity (WoodCity)[83] 8 Helsinki Under Construction
Dutch Mountain 7 Veldhoven 2021[84] Cancelled
Arboretum 6 Nanterre[85] 2023 Under Construction
80 Atlantic[86] 28 5 Toronto 2019 Under Construction

See also

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