Chase Tower (Milwaukee)

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Chase Tower
Chase Tower Milwaukee.jpg
The building from across the Wisconsin Avenue bridge in 2010
Former names Bank One Plaza
Marine National Exchange
Marine Plaza Building
General information
Status Complete
Type Commercial office
Architectural style International
Location 111 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Opening 1961
Owner Brookfield Asset Management, Inc.
Height 288 ft (88 m)
Technical details
Floor count 22
Design and construction
Architect Harrison & Abramovitz
References
[1][2]

The Chase Tower is a 22-story, 288-foot-tall (88 m) high-rise building in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Built in the International style, the building has a very dark green, almost black, facade. It is located alongside the Milwaukee River.

Presently, the building is home to a Chase Bank branch and underground vault, the studios of Milwaukee Public Radio (WUWM), a few eateries, and numerous offices. Skywalks connect it to its parking structure to the south and the Shops of Grand Avenue across the river via the ASQ Center.[3]

History[edit]

The building was completed in 1961, and was formerly known as Bank One Plaza until their merger with Chase. Before that, it was home to Marine Bank. In 2006, the building was sold to Brookfield Asset Management Inc. of Toronto. At the time of the sale, the Chase Tower had an assessed value of $34 million.[4]

Currently it is the 11th tallest building in Milwaukee, and was the second tallest building in Milwaukee from 1961 to 1973, when U.S. Bank Center was completed.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chase Tower | Buildings". Milwaukee /: Emporis. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  2. ^ "Bank One Plaza, Milwaukee". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  3. ^ "Milwaukee Office Space For Lease". Chasetowermilwaukee.com. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  4. ^ "Chase sells downtown Milwaukee tower - Milwaukee - The Business Journal". Milwaukee.bizjournals.com. 2006-10-05. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  5. ^ "Chase Tower | Buildings". Milwaukee /: Emporis. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
Records
Preceded by
Wisconsin Tower
2nd Tallest building in Milwaukee
1961—1973
88m
Succeeded by
Milwaukee City Hall