LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 9:  The lift lobby in the newly constructed skyscraper, The Leadenhall Building, on September 9, 2014 in London, England. The skyscraper, located in the City of London, has been dubbed the 'Cheesegrater' for its distinctive shape. The building stands at 224 meters high and was designed by 'Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners'.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
Oli Scarff LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 9: The lift lobby in the newly constructed skyscraper, The Leadenhall Building, on September 9, 2014 in London, England. The skyscraper, located in the City of London, has been dubbed the 'Cheesegrater' for its distinctive shape. The building stands at 224 meters high and was designed by 'Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners'. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Is something new going to be replacing concrete? That could be the case with some of Europe’s new high-rise buildings being constructed using what is called mixed conoctions which is a hybrid wood and concrete. Concotions are environmentally preferable to wood because it is renewably safe and rather abundant in quantity. This is part of an ongoing trend to create buildings using sustainable material that meets the same structural needs as traditional materials such as concrete.

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