Monday August 21 will mark the opening of Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons in the heart of downtown Milwaukee. (Download a fact sheet with a wealth of information here)
Thanks once again to Summerfest, I got another chance (I walked around the site last year; post here) to see the tower in July. Other than work on the three-acre Northwestern Mutual Garden, it looked like a completed construction site. It took a visit to the interwebs to find out Northwestern employees had yet to move in to their new digs. As per the aforementioned fact sheet, workers will start moving in on Friday, four floors at a time, until all have been relocated in October.
32 stories, 550 feet tall, weighing in at a whole lot of tons, the tower will be home to 2,400 Northwestern Mutual employees, and The Commons will be open to the public.
Congratulations to the entire team:
- Developers Northwestern Mutual and Hines
- Design architect Pickard Chilton
- General Contractor Gilbane Building Company
- And, of course, the City of Milwaukee. This is a glorious facility.
For more on the opening of Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons, visit the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel here.
A couple photo galleries for ya:
A few from July 2016