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New renderings!

And a slight height increase from 33 floors/366' to 34 floors/387'.

Site demo is now well underway with construction anticipated to soon follow.









Source: https://www.northwesternmutual.com/a...n-van-buren-st
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A much improved podium.
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2016, 2:57 PM
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^ yep. it's still a big hulking podium (which is certainly less than ideal), but the current design is a VAST improvement.

here's a recent site demo pic:


source: http://urbanmilwaukee.com/2016/03/03...own-buildings/



many more demo pics can be viewed here: http://urbanmilwaukee.com/2016/03/03...own-buildings/
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^^^^^^

The Vermont is actually gone now and the building on the SE corner is halfway demolished starting from the back of the building.
     
     
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demo of all the buildings on site is now complete.

construction is anticipated to commence soon!

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nice... looks like this and the Couture will be underway soon. both will make a significant impact on the skyline.
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This is an exciting project. I can't believe how fast NML got this one going.
     
     
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installation of the perimeter sheet pile shoring for excavation has commenced, here's a pic from SSC:

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Wow, that was quick. This skyline is booming.
     
     
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here's a recent aerial shot overlooking the site:


source: http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee...-changing.html
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update from an SSC forumer:

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I got some pretty good photos of the mixed use tower site this morning:






and with the NML tower in the background:

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Here are a few images of work being done today.



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some overhead shots from SSC. site excavation looks to be well underway.

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NML mixed use tower site today:


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Took a glimpse in between the fencing yesterday when I was riding my bike home. There is a massive L-shaped hole, about 30-35 feet deep along the entire length of Mason St, and probably 75% of the length of the site along Van Buren. They have been driving pilings pretty much every day for the last two weeks, along with further excavations.
it sounds like this one is now officially U/C!
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^Great news. . .

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new pics from SSC.

still driving piles.

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Don't typically see excavations that deep in Chicago. Are the soil conditions in Milwaukee that much different as to make it more feasible/cost effective?
     
     
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Are the soil conditions in Milwaukee that much different as to make it more feasible/cost effective?
i believe the answer to that question is almost certainly yes. just look at all of the deeply exposed perimeter sheet piling in the pics above that isn't braced at all. when they dig down that deep in chicago, the sheet piling has to be braced with those giant raker beams to prevent cave-in because chicago's sludgy marsh muck that passes for soil is so unstable.

from the pics of this excavation, i'd have to imagine that downtown milwaukee has better soil for excavation purposes.
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Milwaukee is built on bluffs overlooking the lake and river, Chicago is built in a swamp. The soil downtown Milwaukee tends to be dry and stable which is not the case here.
     
     
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new pics from SSC:

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