According to The Asahi Shimbun, drawing all eyes in a business district in downtown Yokohama, the Port Plus building is fashioned solely from tidy wooden columns and beams instead of the standard steel and concrete.
The 44-meter, 11-story Port Plus, located near the Kanagawa prefectural government's office, is the highest fireproof architecture created entirely of timber in Japan. It was completed in March last year.
In comparison, the famed five-level pagoda of Horyuji temple in Nara Prefecture, the nation’s oldest existing wooden structure, stands 32.5 meters tall.
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