New technologies in timber technology emerge and have an innovation effect onto the performance of wooden building components. As such, components made from this material which is generally known to be a sustainable material are becoming more and more of high-tech products. Currently, a growing number of high-rise buildings is constructed based on timber. Thereby, these building compete against each other regarding the technological limits of timber construction in view of construction height. However, it has to be critically questioned, if such high-rise structure offer a feasible and sustainable approach toward densification of the urban landscapes, given the amount of knowledge, and technological skills required to use the material for high-rise construction. In order to investigate in this direction, one of the worlds current highest timber construction buildings and its components are to be analyzed via life-cycle-assessment methods. Subsequently, the outcome of these efforts are compared with corresponding data of conventionally constructed buildings of similar size, layout, and usage. Although the structures and volumetric dimensions of timber high-rise buildings are usually larger than those of comparable concrete buildings, timber buildings offer a rather sustainable solution to the densification and urbanization problems of recent times. The capability to store CO2 can be considered as a big advantage: The global warming potential of a timber high-rise compensates up to two thirds of emissions connected with an equivalent concrete structure. Moreover, additional benefits include the recycling of wood, their long lifespan and energetic payback of the resource wood. Furthermore, the construction time required to erect a timber construction building can be considered as time-efficient, and construction-related noise is moderate compared to other building sites. However, while the construction time is short, the planning of timber high-rise buildings currently requires more time than conventional projects. This might be due to the fact that the technology is still not very common throughout the planning practice. This, most likely, will change with an increased number of high-rise timber constructions to be built and the establishment of corresponding knowledge-bases. Future Research and Development efforts need to further investigate the optimization of the material use. In addition, the industry has to adapt toward a broader manufacturing practice of new and efficient wooden elements in order to make the components more feasible, cost-efficient and competitive to concrete and other construction forms. The next steps in investigation thus should encompass a critical comparison between different construction methods for timber high-rise construction. The different individual solutions and build use cases will contribute to create benchmarks for future developments. Given the increasing number of timber constructions in planning, building, or even in use, such comparison efforts can offer substantive improvements for the design, planning, and construction of timber high-rise buildings.