Northwestern Mutual to top off tower construction in first half of ’16

Company gives end of year project update

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. says construction of its 32-story office tower in downtown Milwaukee will top out during the first half of 2016.

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 10:58 am

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. said today that steel erection at its office tower project in downtown Milwaukee will top off during the first half of 2016.

The company also said that the building’s atrium will be enclosed in glass in early 2016.

The company today provided a year-end update on the $450 million project at its headquarters campus. Construction of the 1.1 million-square-foot, 32-story building is expected to be complete in 2017.

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. says construction of its 32-story office tower in downtown Milwaukee will top out during the first half of 2016.
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. says construction of its 32-story office tower in downtown Milwaukee will top out during the first half of 2016.

Currently there are approximately 504 workers on the site daily, and that number will continue to increase as the building grows, the company said.

A total of 21 floors of the tower are now framed in steel, with 18-19 of them having concrete slabs on which crews are working.

Installation of the glass curtain wall has begun on the south side of the tower. Crews are working eastward before wrapping around the east end of the tower and continue westward, which will enclose floors 5 through 9. Four floors at a time will be wrapped in glass as the building takes shape. Once that process is underway, interior buildouts can begin, including floors, walls and air handler installation.

The company also provided a time lapse video of the construction project from between July and November.

Andrew is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, he is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, their son, Zach, and their dog, Hokey. He is an avid sports fan and is a member of the Muskego Athletic Association board of directors.

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