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Note: As this project is proposed, the data is based on the most reliable information currently available. This data is thus subject to change until the building has completed and all information can be confirmed and ratified by the CTBUH.

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Height: Occupied
38.4 m / 126 ft
Height: To Tip
45.1 m / 148 ft
Height: Architectural
45.1 m / 148 ft
Framework Outline
Floors Above Ground


Official Name Framework
Structure Type Building
Status Proposed
Country United States
City Portland
Street Address & Map 430 NW 10th Ave
Postal Code 97209
Building Function residential / office
Structural Material wood
Proposed 2015
Construction Start 2017
Completion 2018
Official Website Framework

Companies Involved

Developer project^; Home Forward
Design LEVER Architecture
Structural Engineer
Design KPFF Consulting Engineers
MEP Engineer
Design PAE Consulting Engineers
Main Contractor Walsh Construction
Other Consultant
• Civil KPFF Consulting Engineers
• Fire Arup
• Landscape Studio
• Sustainability Arup

About Framework

Framework is an all mass timber building with all horizontal and vertical structural elements composed of wood. The building included the use of a rocking wall system for the building core, made up of cross laminated timber (CLT) panels and post-tensioned steel cables, in which the steel comprises 0.35 percent of the total material within the core walls.

CTBUH Initiatives

Tall Timber: A Global Audit
26 Jun 2017 – CTBUH Research

Global News

First Mass Timber High-Rise Building in the US Cleared for Construction in Portland
7 Jun 2017 – A developer has received a construction permit…

Proposals for Portland, New York Win US Tall Wood Building Prize
17 Sep 2015 – US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, in…

Research Papers

New Heights for Renewables: The US Tall Wood Building Competition
Feb 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue I

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