Eschweiler & eschweiler

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Urban spelunking: The East Side Clock Tower Building

Published Dec. 3, 2019

The Clock Tower Building, 2266 N. Prospect Ave., at the corner of Prospect and North Avenues is most assuredly an East Side landmark, visible from all directions and across generations who have gazed up at its three faces to synchronize watches or make sure a meeting wasn't missed.

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Urban Spelunking: WTMJ's Radio City

Published Dec. 4, 2017

WTMJ radio built Radio City, 720 E. Capitol Dr. in 1941. The WTMJ television station was launched in the building - which claims to be the first to be purpose-built as both a radio and television studio - in December 1947 and it is currently celebrating its 70th anniversary.

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A Downtown beacon will shine brighter starting Dec. 7

Published Dec. 6, 2016

On Wednesday, Richard H. Driehaus and M & J Wilkow, Ltd., owners of the Milwaukee Gas Light Building, 626 E. Wisconsin Ave., will flip the switch on a newly completed lighting upgrade that will cause the building's iconic weather flame to burn more brightly.

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Urban spelunking: Eschweiler building & potential homeless shelter

Published Dec. 6, 2016

As I enter the former warehouse at 2461 W. Center St., I stop to envision the mid-December day in 1927 when Martin Grueschow walked into his completed Eschweiler & Eschweiler-designed warehouse for the first time. Now, someone else has high hopes for the building.

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Hotel Metro makes art deco "green"

Published March 5, 2014

"Going green" has been an emphasis for businesses and consumers alike for years now, but Milwaukee's Hotel Metro was ahead of the curve, using sustainable products upon its construction in the late 1990s and continues doing so to this day.