A sneak peek inside Ascent as it welcomes its first tenants

'Biophilic design' at center of aesthetics at world's tallest hybrid mass timber building

A look at one of the penthouse-style apartments at Ascent MKE. Located at 700 E. Kilbourn Ave., the world’s tallest hybrid mass timber building began welcoming its first tenants on Friday. (Cara Spoto/BizTimes)

When Tim Gokhman, managing director of New Land Enterprises, first set out to construct Ascent —  a hybrid mass timber building at 700 E. Kilbourn Ave. in downtown Milwaukee — his primary reason for wanting to pursue the project was simple aesthetics. As the 25-story luxury apartment building began to welcome its first tenants on

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