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Ascent Tops Out

December 17, 2021
Located in Milwaukee’s East Town neighborhood, the mixed-use Ascent will contain 259 apartments, a pool on the sixth floor, and a top-floor amenity level. Thornton Tomasetti
Our project team members, Engineer Eric Diels, left, Senior Principal John Peronto and Vice President Jordan Komp, at the December 17 topping out celebration for Ascent. Thornton Tomasetti
The final CLT panel, of the total 1,273 used to construct the building, signed by members of the project team. Thornton Tomasetti
The Ascent project brings together the many structural, sustainability and aesthetic benefits of mass timber, including an abundant amount of exposed wood in the interior. Thornton Tomasetti
The final CLT panel lifted into place atop of the 25th floor. The project is on track to open in summer 2022. Thornton Tomasetti

Taking the lead as the tallest mass timber building in the world, the 25-story Ascent has topped out in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Members of our Structural Engineering practice were at the topping out celebration on Friday, December 17, where they left their marks on the final piece of cross-laminated timber lifted into place. Thornton Tomasetti is leading the structural design for the 493,000-square-foot, mixed-use project, which is being developed by New Land Enterprises and designed by Korb and Associates Architects. Bringing together the aesthetic, structural and sustainability benefits of mass timber, Ascent has moved the timber industry forward with a range of innovations. It is set to open in summer 2022. Congratulations to the entire project team!