An exhibit set to open in September 2016 at the National Building Museum will challenge the nation that wood is an old-fashioned building material. Located in the nation’s capital, the National Building Museum is America’s leading cultural institution dedicated to advancing the quality of the built environment by educating people about its impact on their lives.
Sponsored through a partnership between the Softwood Lumber Board and the USDA Forest Service, the exhibit, Timber City, will illustrate the proven value of timber as a modern, strong, and versatile building material. The exhibit will examine the recent boom in mass timber construction worldwide and highlight U.S. based projects, including the two competition winners of the recent U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition. As part of the exhibition, two American-manufactured massive timber panels – 64 feet and 40 feet in length – will be installed in the Museum’s historic Great Hall.