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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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.
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.
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.
"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.
Does gold mean cold? Or, is that red? Many Milwaukeeans see the flame atop the famous building and aren't sure what the color signifies. Here is the answer.