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Mark Irgens, CEO/Manager of Irgens Partners, LLC

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Mauricio Ramirez Begins Work on BMO Tower Mural
Kahler Slater to move headquarters to BMO Tower
Press Release

Kahler Slater to move headquarters to BMO Tower

Move will place architectural firm in Milwaukee’s Central Business District

Plats and Parcels: BMO Tower Officially Opens
Plats and Parcels

BMO Tower Officially Opens

Ceremony was delayed following water main break and then pandemic.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Irgens Installing Highest Green Roof in City
Eyes on Milwaukee

Irgens Installing Highest Green Roof in City

Part of transformation of 52-year-old office tower.

Plats and Parcels: BMO Tower Opens
Plats and Parcels

BMO Tower Opens

Plus: Former Boston Store Building lands office tenant, MAC deal could lose hotel.

Plats and Parcels: 27 Apartments Planned Near Marquette
Plats and Parcels

27 Apartments Planned Near Marquette

Plus: MU plans new business school, Rivecca brothers buy out disgraced Ganos, Abele gives $300,000 to new project.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Irgens Fires BMO Tower Contractor
Eyes on Milwaukee

Irgens Fires BMO Tower Contractor

After flood causes months of delay, developer fires J.H. Findorff & Son.

Plats and Parcels: Gilbane, CD Smith Will Build Wisconsin Center Expansion
Plats and Parcels

Gilbane, CD Smith Will Build Wisconsin Center Expansion

Plus: State's first Tesla showroom, architecture firm mulls expansion, Pabst Mansion demolishing house

Pensive Sculpture by Radcliffe Bailey Purchased Will be Sited at 770 N. Water Street
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Pensive Sculpture by Radcliffe Bailey Purchased Will be Sited at 770 N. Water Street

Susan and Mark Irgens envision an inclusive focal point for downtown

Friday Photos: Signage Goes Up On BMO Tower
Friday Photos

Signage Goes Up On BMO Tower

BMO scheduled to move employees into the building in January.

Irgens Poised for Growth with Expansion of Executive Team
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Irgens Poised for Growth with Expansion of Executive Team

Key team members promoted and new team members added

Eyes on Milwaukee: Vandal Places White Supremacy Stickers in Downtown Pedestrian Tunnel
Eyes on Milwaukee

Vandal Places White Supremacy Stickers in Downtown Pedestrian Tunnel

High-rise construction site unwittingly becomes advertisement for white power.

Plats and Parcels: State Aids Convention Center Expansion
Plats and Parcels

State Aids Convention Center Expansion

Plus: Affordable housing developer buys south side site, Irgens plan to redevelop M&I building

Eyes on Milwaukee: Visions of a Redeveloped M&I Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Visions of a Redeveloped M&I Tower

Irgens unveils renderings of redeveloped 20-story building, long a bank headquarters.

Eyes on Milwaukee: BMO Celebrates Topping Off Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

BMO Celebrates Topping Off Tower

Workers lift signed steel beam to top of 25-story tower. What comes next?

Friday Photos: BMO Tower Gets Glassy
Friday Photos

BMO Tower Gets Glassy

Glass facade installation begins on 25-story building's lower floors while steel beams rise above.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Heartland Advisors Moving to BMO Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Heartland Advisors Moving to BMO Tower

Milwaukee-based investment firm will move across the street into Irgens' new tower.

Friday Photos: BMO Tower Takes Shape

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $3,500

Friday Photos: BMO Tower Takes Shape
Friday Photos

BMO Tower Takes Shape

More than 20 floors from its peak, new building already has dramatic effect on downtown corner.

Friday Photos: BMO Tower Starts to Climb
Friday Photos

BMO Tower Starts to Climb

Parking garage at base of new 25-story tower is now visible.

Plats and Parcels: More Good News for Downtown
Plats and Parcels

More Good News for Downtown

New hotel, new office tenants and possibly a new office building.

Plats and Parcels: More Development in Harbor District
Plats and Parcels

More Development in Harbor District

San Diego investor sees the potential of Milwaukee’s harbor area.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 25-Hour, 670-Load Concrete Pour for BMO Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

25-Hour, 670-Load Concrete Pour for BMO Tower

New office tower will start to climb upwards after 13,980 tons of concrete are put down.

Sculpture Milwaukee kicks off June 1 with live entertainment and free lunch
Press Release

Sculpture Milwaukee kicks off June 1 with live entertainment and free lunch

Northwestern Mutual Gardens to host ribbon-cutting ceremony from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday Photos: BMO Tower is Ready to Rise
Friday Photos

BMO Tower is Ready to Rise

Take in the rare view of City Hall before 25-story tower rises.

Eyes on Milwaukee: BMO Harris Breaks Ground On 25-Story Tower

Contribution to Ashanti Hamilton of $770

Eyes on Milwaukee: BMO Harris Breaks Ground On 25-Story Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

BMO Harris Breaks Ground On 25-Story Tower

$132 million office tower across from City Hall will be Milwaukee's 12th tallest building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Work Starts on BMO Harris Bank Tower

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $1,500

Eyes on Milwaukee: Work Starts on BMO Harris Bank Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Work Starts on BMO Harris Bank Tower

Irgens is developing and Kahler Slater designing 25-story tower for bank near City Hall.

Sale of BMO Harris Bank office building clears way for construction of new BMO Harris Financial Center
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Sale of BMO Harris Bank office building clears way for construction of new BMO Harris Financial Center

Initial work to begin in August; completion on target for December 2019

Changes Made to Couture’s Design

Changes Made to Couture’s Design

Design tweaks address concerns of neighboring 833 East developer.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Plan Members Love Couture
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Plan Members Love Couture

Commissioners laud the project, but possible second tower raises concerns.

Eyes on Milwaukee: BMO Harris to Build New High-Rise

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $1,000

Eyes on Milwaukee: BMO Harris to Build New High-Rise
Eyes on Milwaukee

BMO Harris to Build New High-Rise

The story behind Milwaukee's newest tower and oldest bank, and how deal was done.

Friday Photos: 833 East Redefines the Skyline

Contribution to Russell W. Stamper, II of $250

Friday Photos: 833 East Redefines the Skyline

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $1,000

Friday Photos: 833 East Redefines the Skyline

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $1,000

Friday Photos: 833 East Redefines the Skyline
Friday Photos

833 East Redefines the Skyline

It's not flashy, but it's becoming highly visible near the lakefront.

Vantage Point: Gimbel’s Building

Contribution to Jose G. Perez of $100

Vantage Point: Gimbel’s Building
Vantage Point

Gimbel’s Building

The classic retailer is long gone, but the “ASQ Center” lives on.

Friday Photos: 833 East, the Unsung Hero of Office Towers
Friday Photos

833 East, the Unsung Hero of Office Towers

New high rise office building has no city subsidy and will add to the property tax base immediately.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New 18-Story Downtown Building Breaks Ground
Eyes on Milwaukee

New 18-Story Downtown Building Breaks Ground

The $102 million, 18-story tower at 833 E. Michigan is huge development, with no city financing. The full story, with photos and building renderings.

833 East groundbreaking is today
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833 East groundbreaking is today

200-room Westin Hotel proposed for downtown
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200-room Westin Hotel proposed for downtown

Plenty of Horne: Millennials Drive Downtown Growth, GMC Told
Plenty of Horne

Millennials Drive Downtown Growth, GMC Told

Younger residents far more important than empty nesters in driving city growth, and urban areas are surpassing suburbs, speakers at conference note.

The Roundup: Lautenschlager’s Mess
The Roundup

Lautenschlager’s Mess

Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager’s drunk driving arrest last week removes her from behind the wheel of her state-owned vehicle for a year, and puts Governor Jim Doyle in the driver’s seat. The two had squabbled, privately, over terms of the Governor’s jobs bill, with Lautenschlager threatening to use her authority to see that the law comply with the state’s environmental regulations, which she intimated it did not. This sort of independent action by an attorney general is not new in Wisconsin. Doyle was the chief practitioner of it, but then again, he was a Democrat, and the Governor at the time was a Republican. The press has made note that Doyle suggests Lautenschlager forgo some of her pay as a sort of penance for her indiscretion, a matter that remains unresolved at this time. Doyle also suggested that Lautenschlager consider entering a program to treat problem drinkers. He said that he had a number of friends who had been in a similar situation and that the treatment had helped them. In fact, the public admission of guilt and responsibility (which Lautenschlager made) is usually accompanied these days with a prompt acknowledgement that a problem exists. The subject then usually promptly enters a treatment program and completes it, after which the matter is forgotten. Lautenschlager has not made that admission thus far, which leaves her in the position of either not having a “problem” or being “in denial” of it. It does leave Doyle high and dry, however, and much less likely to face interference in his plans from that peskiest of all politicians – an ambitious Attorney General. Walker at the War Memorial County Executive Scott Walker welcomed about 100 well-clad guests to a fundraiser February 26th at the War Memorial Center. The strictly upper-crust affair was a Republican-type fundraiser, which meant that hard liquor was consumed (in moderation) and beer, for the most part, was ignored. For those fans of the frothy stuff, Walker offered Miller products and Heineken. Food was by Ellen’s Prestige Catering, and included strolling waiters, another classy touch. Menu items included spinach somethings, meat and melted cheese on sandwich rounds, wrapped up little salmon tidbits, an entirely unsuccessful raspberry-brie tart, platters of some kind of 21st century sandwich product along with perfectly delicious fruit. The event was unmarred by public oratory, but was enhanced by an A-list of locals practicing up for the next time Bush is in town. Among the exalted: George Dalton, Dennis Kuester (on crutches), Michael Cudahy, mourning the recent death of Daniel Urban Kiley, creator of the $4 million Cudahy garden outside the adjacent Milwaukee Art Museum, Fred Luber, Tim Hoeksma, Carol Skornicka, John Finerty, Jim Weichmann, Joe Rice, Mary Buestrin, Corey Hoze and developer Mark Irgens. Hoze has secured speaker Dennis Hastert to appear at a $2000 fundraiser on his hopeless behalf in his upcoming congressional campaign. That’s rich. Marvin Pratt popped in and worked the crowd for about 20 minutes before his cop told him it was time to […]