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Washington Square Office Tower Renderings

By - Jan 11th, 2011 01:19 pm
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Washington Square

Washington Square

Godfrey & Kahn could soon anchor a 22-story class A office tower, known as Washington Square, in downtown Milwaukee.  The project is being developed by a joint venture between Van Buren Management Inc. and Irgens Development Partners LLC, and would be located across the street from the Pfister on a surface parking lot currently owned by Joel Lee (of Van Buren Management).

Designed by Rinka Chung Architecture the high-rise will include class A office space, first-floor retail, and multiple floors of structured parking.  Also visible from the renderings is a skywalk connecting across Mason St. connecting to additional structured parking.  Although the  renderings show a building of more than 22-stories, the number of stories will be determined by the development teams ability to land additional tenants for the building.



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9 thoughts on “Washington Square Office Tower Renderings”

  1. Danny says:

    I wish there was a little bit more color involved, especially since it is so close to Cathedral Place, but I am so glad they are using a surface lot for infill! Makes my urban planning heart sing! Now all we can hope for is a quick approval and construction. Rinka Chung has been put through the ringer enough with the Moderne! It will be a great addition to downtown proper.

  2. Rob says:

    Looks promising! I’m glad the Class A building competition appears to be settled for now and something new can be added to East Town.

    Btw, that skywalk crosses Mason, not Wells.

  3. Dave Reid says:

    @Rob Thanks for the catch… doh!

  4. Dave Reid says:

    @Danny I’m sure there will be two big questions regarding this office tower. 1. Should the city really TIF a project that just moves tenants around. 2. Skywalk? Really?

  5. Brent says:

    THIS is a great proposal 🙂

  6. JJ McJJ says:

    The firm’s name is Rinka Chung, not “Rink Chung”.

  7. Dave Reid says:

    @JJ McJJ Thanks typo on my part….

  8. Casey says:

    Whatever happened to this project? It’s still listed on the architect’s website. Is this the same building the NWM is putting up or is the NWM residential building a completely different project?

  9. Dave Reid says:

    @Casey I don’t know the status of Washington Square, but the NM residential building is a completely different project (basically kitty–corner across the street from where Washington Square would go).

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