Sandburg Halls

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Sandburg Halls
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Sandburg Residence Halls, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
General information
Address3400 N Maryland Ave
Town or cityMilwaukee, Wisconsin
Coordinates43°04′42″N 87°52′54″W / 43.078344°N 87.8817879°W / 43.078344; -87.8817879

Sandburg Residence Hall is a student residence hall on Maryland Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the campus of University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. The building consists of four high rise towers and is the largest student residence hall of the school with 2,700-student housing capacity.[1] The north and west towers were erected in 1971, the south tower in 1973 and the east tower in 2001. The four towers are connected with a 2-floor Sandburg Commons. The University Housing offices and Police Department also reside in Sandburg Halls. The tallest of the buildings, the north tower, reaches 242 ft (74.0 m) tall (building), and up to 481 ft (146.8m) tall (including the antenna on the roof).[2] Sandburg Halls is named for the American writer and poet Carl Sandburg. There is a plaque outside the building explaining Sandburg's role as an organizer for the Social Democratic Party, and as personal secretary to Emil Seidel, Milwaukee's first Socialist mayor.

North, South and West Towers are identical in suite and room layout. They differ only in number of floors which are 26, 20 and 16 respectively. On floors 1-4 of all 3 towers, the configuration of the 10 and 20 suite may vary due to the connection to the commons. Every floor contains eight suites.

East Tower which is 17 stories tall contains six apartment-style suites per floor.[3]


  1. ^ "Sandburg Halls, UW Milwaukee Housing". University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Retrieved 2010-10-26.
  2. ^ "Sandburg Hall". Sky Scraper Retrieved 2010-10-26.
  3. ^ "Sandburg Halls, UW Milwaukee Housing". University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Retrieved 2011-09-08.

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