Gallery: PICS: The Montreal Center for Sustainable Development Boasts a...

The banister from the lobby to second floor is lined with a rich, dark wood that was derived from the St. Lawrence river floor. In the logging industry, around 10% of the wood is lost, as it sinks to the floor in transit to the mill. Once recovered, the salvaged wood, which is over a hundred years old, is more dense and durable than fresh wood, as the water slowly replaces the living material, and creates a fossilization.

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