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(Portland, OR)  --  The nation's first high rise building made out of wood is about to go up in Portland.  The developers of Framework say a building permit has been granted for the 12-story office, retail and apartment building.  "Construction Dive" reports the project on the southeast corner of Northwest 10th Avenue and Gilsan Street will break ground in the fall and be completed late next year.  Officials say testing was conducted to make sure the special timber being used is suitable for high-rise construction and meets fire codes.

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