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Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons

The Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons is a 550-foot, 32-story skyscraper in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. On September 25, 2013, Northwestern Mutual unveiled the design for its new office tower. The company's former 16-story building was demolished to make room for the new tower. The new tower was completed in 2017 at an estimated cost of $450 million.[4][5] The grand opening was on August 21, 2017.

Northwestern Mutual Tower
Northwestern Mutual Tower.jpg
General information
Status Complete
Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Groundbreaking August 26, 2014[1]
Completed August 2017
Client Northwestern Mutual
Height 550 feet (170 m)
Technical details
Floor count 32
Floor area 1,500,000 feet (460,000 m)
Design and construction
Architect Pickard Chilton

At 550 feet (170 m),[6] the Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons is the second-tallest building in Milwaukee.

In October 2015, Northwestern Mutual announced plans to build a 34-story residential tower with retail and parking in downtown Milwaukee.


  1. ^ Delong, Katie (August 26, 2014). "Ground is broken! Construction of Northwestern Mutual office tower to preserve & create jobs". FOX 6 Milawukee. Retrieved July 22, 2016.
  2. ^ Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons at Emporis
  3. ^ "Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons". CTBUH Skyscraper Database.
  4. ^ Sadovi, Maura. "Milwaukee Office Tower to Get Silicon Implant". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved September 26, 2013.
  5. ^ "Northwestern Mutual unveils design for new office tower". BizTimes. Retrieved September 27, 2013.
  6. ^ Paul Gores. "Doors set to open at Northwestern Mutual's state-of-the-art skyscraper in Milwaukee". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 17, 2017.
The Northwestern Mutual East Tower was demolished for the new tower
Preceded by
100 East Wisconsin
2nd Tallest building in Milwaukee
Succeeded by