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The Couture

Transforming the downtown Milwaukee skyline, The Couture replaces an underused transit center with a multimodal transit hub for the community.

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Project Details

Project Partners
RINKA & Findorff
Owner
Barrett Visionary Development
Location
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Completion Date
Area
860,000 ft²
Height
507 ft
Number of Stories
44
Number of Units/Apartments
312
The Couture in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Courtesy RINKA
The Couture in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Courtesy RINKA
The Couture in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Courtesy RINKA
The Couture in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Courtesy RINKA
The Couture in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Courtesy RINKA

Overview

Transforming the downtown Milwaukee skyline, The Couture will replace an underused transit center with a multimodal transit hub for the community. As a key piece of the Lakefront Gateway Project, the 44-story tower - which will be the state’s tallest residential building upon completion - will bring vibrancy to the lakefront site.

We are providing structural design and façade engineering services to Rinka for the 860,000-square-foot mixed-use development, which will open in 2022.

Highlights

  • In addition to 50,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space located in the podium, the slender, 507-foot-high residential tower will include 312 high-end apartment units.
  • The site contains a new light rail connection that passes through the podium and over the top of the two-story basement parking levels as well as a pedestrian bridge connecting the building to Milwaukee’s lakefront.
  • Façade engineering services include contract document review, subcontractor submission reviews, and on site observations of curtain wall, window wall, storefront and structural glass systems.

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