One World Trade Center
New York, United States
A new building and tribute to the Twin Towers site, the One World Trade Center will be the tallest building in the U.S. upon completion in 2013 – if you include the 408-foot antenna. The total height will reach 1,776 feet, which is taller than the Willis Tower (previously known as the Sears Tower) in Chicago at 1,729 feet. One World Trade Center will include composite columns manufactured by ACMA member Molded Fiber Glass Construction Products, Independence, Kan.
Wood Innovation and Design Centre
Prince George, British Columbia
This may soon become the tallest building in the world made out of engineered wood. Architects around the world are starting to use wood as primary structures to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings by reducing the amount of steel and concrete used in construction. The 10-story center for wood designers is currently collecting bids for design components. It is expected to be complete by the 2015 Canada Winter Games.