That wood (or more precisely, wood laminate) can successfully compete with "modern" thermoplastics and high-tech composites in many fields has been debated extensively on this website.
Now, forget windmills: how about skyscrapers built out of wood instead of steel and concrete (or carbon fiber)? Sound absurd? Not according to The Economist:
Especially interesting are the resistance experiments conducted by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; these are the people who designed the heartstopping 160-floor Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, which in case you didn't know, is a half-mile high.
Once could say that this cements a point, doesn't it?
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