Who hasn’t heard the story of Noah’s Ark and the heroic saving of the world in a giant wooden boat during the time of a supposed global flood? Whether it happened in real or not, the anecdote of Noah’s Ark shows how since the ancient times the quality wood has won the trust of people. The trust that was generated in people’s mind since the ancient times has rightfully flourished through the modern times too. Read on as we tell you about the modern day wooden marvel that has become Kentucky, USA’s star attraction.

Unveiled on the 7th July, 2016 in Northern Kentucky, what we are talking about here is ‘Ark Encounter’ which is a life-size replica of Noah’s Ark. Easily qualifying as the world’s largest timber frame structure currently, ‘Ark Encounter’ is 85 feet wide, 510 feet long, 51 feet high and crafted out of 3.3 million linear feet of wood. This massive and impressive modern wooden wonder is estimated to be a $100 million project!

It is remarkable how quality wood has pulled off a modern project as mammoth as the Ark Encounter. Living up to the challenges of building and sustaining such a gigantic and iconic boat – it’s quite evident that wood has earned a lot of credibility as a building material right from the past to the present.