University Club Tower (Milwaukee)

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University Club Tower
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General information
Type residential
Location 825 N Prospect Ave Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Completed 2007
Roof 136 m (446 ft)
Top floor 36
Technical details
Floor count 36
Design and construction
Architect Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Structural engineer Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Main contractor J.H. Findorff & Sons

University Club Tower is a condominium tower in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At 446 feet, it is the fourth tallest building in Wisconsin and the tallest residential building. It is located in Milwaukee's East Town neighborhood adjacent to the Lake Michigan shoreline.

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The tower as originally planned was designed by Santiago Calatrava was to have only 25 stories. That plan was cancelled because of concerns about parking and its potential to obstruct views of the lake. However, the project was revived in June 2002 and ground was broken two years later.

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The tower is built on land owned by the University Club of Milwaukee. It is adjacent connected to the Club, and the tower's health center serves as the health center for club members.

The University Club of Milwaukee is a private club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, located at 924 E. Wells Street. The club, which was founded by a group of nineteen college alumni, received its charter November 7, 1898. Its first president was August H. Vogel.

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