I found one Milwaukee tower crane, and it’s building the mass timber-framed Ascent

The world’s tallest mass timber frame building is under construction in Milwaukee. That’s far more unique than having the only tower crane (that I could find) in the city, and it’s a big deal.

Ascent is one of the latest projects from Milwaukee developer New Land Enterprises. They’re putting up this 25-story, 284-foot-tall apartment tower at North Van Buren Street and East Kilbourn Avenue in the city’s New Town neighborhood. (That’s right. If you’re looking for Chicago-style pizza in Milwaukee, Edwardo’s is no longer here.) When completed next year, Ascent will deliver 259 one-, two-, and three-bedroom units.

The Milwaukee firm of Korb + Associates is the design architect. Check out their website for a bunch of great renderings.

Catalyst Construction and C.D. Smith Construction are on the build.

And now, photos from June 2021:

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2 thoughts on “I found one Milwaukee tower crane, and it’s building the mass timber-framed Ascent

  1. Thanks for the update on Chicago’s northern suburb!
    Watch for Couture development on the lakefront.
    After much waiting,groundbreaking finally happened in May
    Will be the biggest luxury high rise development in Milwaukee


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