Pfister & Vogel Water Tower moved to its new home


Mandel Group Inc. recently moved the 44,000-pound Pfister & Vogel water tower to its new home in the North End development.

Milwaukee-based Mandel Group Inc., which is building the North End development on the former Pfister & Vogel site in downtown Milwaukee, recently moved the 44,000-pound Pfister & Vogel water tower to its new home in the development.

Mandel Group says the tower will become a landmark at its new location, the north corner of East Pleasant Street and North Water Street. In addition to the water tower, other historic artifacts from the original building will be incorporated into the new North End development, including Cream City bricks, heavy fire doors and an 18-foot wooden barrel that were used to tumble hides as part of the tanning process.

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"The Pfister & Vogel Tannery will always be a major part of Milwaukee’s history," said Richard Lincoln, senior vice president of Mandel Group and project manager for The North End. "Incorporating the water tower and other artifacts into The North End is a great way to infuse Milwaukee tradition into this vibrant new downtown community."

The first phase of the $175 million North End Development will include 83 apartment units and approximately 15,000 square feet of retail space, which are set to be completed by spring 2009. Later phases of the development will include 395 condos and another 15,000 square feet of retail space.

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