Floor by floor, the east office building will be deconstructed and the materials recycled. Our photos capture the project's early stages.
The largest development in Milwaukee since construction of the U.S. Bank Center (then the First Wisconsin Center) is underway on Northwestern Mutual Life’s downtown Milwaukee campus. A tower crane recently went up next to NML’s east office building and Veit, a firm that specializes in waste management, has started deconstruction. Unlike traditional demolition which would send the vast majority of waste building materials to a landfill, the process of deconstruction involves the floor-by-floor dismantling of the building for possible re-use or recycling. Deconstruction should be complete by the fall of 2014.
Shortly thereafter construction of Northwestern Mutual Life’s $450 million, 32-story, 1.1 million square-foot office tower will begin and it is expected to open in 2017.
Below we’ve included photos of the start of deconstruction and renderings of the finished office tower.
Photo Gallery by Rose Balistreri
Office Tower Renderings