Dave Reid
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Views from Wisconsin Gas Building

Rarely-seen views from the 1920s Art Deco building. But alas, we couldn't get inside the flame.

By - Sep 27th, 2013 02:41 pm
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Although the Wisconsin Gas Building was open to the public during Doors Open, tourists were unable to visit the iconic weather flame. Instead they made their way up to the 17th floor where there were allowed to step out onto two balconies (who knew it had balconies?) for rarely seen views of Milwaukee.

Constructed in 1929, the Wisconsin Gas Building, designed by architects Eschweiler & Eschweiler, is a 20-story Art Deco building. Its exterior is made up of granite and brick. Inside tour goers encountered beautiful terrazzo floors, bronze metal work and green marble.

Tour goers had a chance to win a personalized tour of the flame. I’m still waiting to hear back if I won.

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