Unusual timber frame, 21-story apartment tower proposed for downtown Milwaukee
An unusual apartment high-rise could be coming to downtown Milwaukee: a 21-story tower that uses high-grade timber, not steel, for its frame.

The 201-unit development, named Ascent, would be one of the tallest such buildings in the world, according to its developer, New Land Enterprises LLP.

Ascent would be built at the site of the long-empty Edwardo`s Pizza, at the northeast corner of North Van Buren Street and East Kilbourn Avenue, said Tim Gokhman, of New Land.

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Ken Notes: I love this idea. Timber frame that is fireproofed is a great structural material and having one in Milwaukee is a great idea.



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