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LOOK: Milwaukee Fortress is officially open

Published April 26, 2019

Although some residents began moving in as early as January, the Milwaukee Fortress - which occupies the former Mayer Shoe Co. at 100 E. Pleasant St. in Brewers' Hill - celebrated its grand opening on Thursday.

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Progress Report: The conversion of The Fortress building to apartments

Published March 29, 2018

The old F. Mayer Boot & Shoe Co. building - aka The Fortress - is in the midst of a major conversion from a variety of uses (industrial, retail, artist studios, band rehearsal spaces and more) into apartments. We went inside to see how the project is coming along.

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Return to glory for City Hall

Published Dec. 18, 2008

When it was built in 1893, Milwaukee's City Hall stood as a testament to the city's emerging status as a major metropolis. But after 100 years of wind, rain, snow, ice and other effects of time, the landmark needed some major attention. Three years after a massive renovation project began, the scaffolding was taken down, the restored clock was lit and the famous bell sounded once again.