Whilst most buildings are made of reinforced concrete, steel and glass, the proposition for a timber skyscraper sees the increase in demand for sustainable architecture.

Engineers at Thornton Thomasetti along with architects at Perkins & Will and researchers at Cambridge University are working on the concept of the River Beech Tower in Chicago, Illinois – a wooden tower made of renewable material.

The 80-story skyscraper would be made entirely of wood and though it may never be built, the designers are aiming to explore how a very tall, wooden skyscraper could be developed in the future.

Read the full Business Insider article and see the renderings here.