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Bolted to five structural-steel posts at its base, a 14-foot-tall copper and brass spire was constructed by Custom Craft Builders Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, and transported from Texas to Wisconsin in an oversized flatbed truck.

After the spire arrived safely at a Milwaukee building known as Block 16, a crew from F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Co. Inc., a Tecta America company, Milwaukee, Wis., worked with Miron Construction Co. Inc., Neenah, Wis., to raise the spire to the dome and secure it. The spire then was clad in copper by F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing craftsmen to match the dome.

The finished dome provides a striking addition to a city filled with unique structures.