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
LocationMilwaukee, Wisconsin
CoordinatesCoordinates: 43°02′24″N 87°54′04″W / 43.04000°N 87.90111°W / 43.04000; -87.90111
GroundbreakingAugust 26, 2014[1]
CompletedAugust 2017
ClientNorthwestern Mutual
Height550 feet (170 m)
Technical details
Floor count32
Floor area1,500,000 feet (460,000 m)
Design and construction
ArchitectPickard 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.

The Northwestern Mutual East Tower was demolished for the new tower in 2014


  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 Center.
  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.
Preceded by
100 East Wisconsin
2nd Tallest building in Milwaukee
Succeeded by