Jeramey Jannene
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Downtown’s New Apartment Tower Rises

Northwestern Mutual's 34-floor apartment tower is quickly climbing.

By - May 5th, 2017 05:51 pm
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3 thoughts on “Friday Photos: Downtown’s New Apartment Tower Rises”

  1. Jason says:

    How long was it a go that Northwestern Mutual asked Milwaukee County if they could rehab and manage the O’Donnell Park Parking structure. Northwestern Mutual had a lot at stake since a significant amount of its employees parked there. The County board told them off and now NML has its new parking structure and the County will lose more money on O’Donnell.

  2. MidnightSon says:

    I didn’t understand until reading this that the tower will be sheathed in blue glass. (I thought it was just the reflection of the sky in the renderings.) That’s sweet. A pale blue glass is a favorite alternative of mine for towers, especially in a city like Milwauke that is so enamored with white, lately.

    I could quibble about design (there is nothing especially handsome, let alone spectacular, about a middling tower rising out of a 1,000 space above-ground parking structure) but its not bad, and is about as “win-win-win” as you can get:

    — NML gets its employee parking through the delivery system of an apartment tower and, therefore, another real estate investment to add to its portfolio.
    — The city gets more taxable property and another tower for its skyline.
    — The Milwaukee Art Museum, in purchasing from the County the O’Donnell Park structure along with the new MAM addition and part of the War Memorial, gets parking, independence, and a great outdoor venue for sculpture.
    — The County gets out from under the financial commitment of rehabbing and maintaining the O’Donnell structure.


  3. Big moe says:

    When ever they decide to demolish the Bradley center I would love to see a new hotel/Condo tower in it’s place preferably 40 stories or taller with a five star steak house on the ground level and a fitness center now that would be a huge statement for a city like Milwaukee look at all the other cities with sports franchises this would be awesome come on Milwaukee, Wisconsin let’s do it.

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