Sheldon oppermann


Elevators are changing, some find it confusing

Published April 10, 2016

For most of us, the elevator has remained more or less the same during our lives. Well, hold onto your hats, folks, but this is not how elevators work everywhere anymore - nor how they will in the future. A few buildings in Milwaukee have already made the change.


Building a better office

Published June 11, 2013

Seven months ago, needed to move, and move fast. It wasn't entirely unexpected. Having called the East Side our home for the past 14 years, we were already on the lookout for new space. We'd outgrown our old office on North Avenue in several ways, and with the building for sale, we hired our friend and corporate realtor, Steve Palec from Cresa, to find us something better. We just didn't know what that was.


Urban spelunking: City Center 735

Published Dec. 10, 2012

Renowned Chicago architect Daniel Burnham didn't do much work in Milwaukee, but his company's First National Bank building, was an immediate sensation. On the day it opened in April 1914, 10,000 Milwaukeeans came inside to check it out. Today, that building, at 735 N. Water St., is called City Center 735, and it again glistens like new.