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The world’s tallest multi-use wood build­ing is in the works in Prince Ge­orge, the heart of Bri­tish Columbia’s wood in­dus­try. In Septem­ber 2011, B.C. Pre­mier Christy Clark called on ar­chi­tects, de­sign­ers and engi­neers for ideas to cre­ate a struc­ture to house the Wood In­no­va­tion and De­sign Cen­tre, to help re­vi­tal­ize the for­est in­dus­try. The aim is to po­si­tion B.C. as a world leader in wood con­struc­tion, de­sign and ed­u­ca­tion. The province re­ceived 34 re­sponses to the re­quest for ex­pres­sion of in­ter­est from a wide va­ri­ety of B.C.-based and in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions. Three firms were short­listed: Maple Rein­ders/ Cree, WIC De­sign and Build, and PCL West­coast Con­struc­tors 1057 Inc. Soon a de­sign will be re­vealed. The build­ing is to be a min­i­mum of six storeys.

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