October 2010

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F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing reroofs Milwaukee City Hall

by Ashley St. John
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One of Milwaukee's most visible and historic landmarks is Milwaukee City Hall, which was designed by architect Henry H. Koch and dedicated in December 1895. With its 353-foot-tall bell tower, which houses a 22,000-pound bell and four clock faces, Milwaukee City Hall was the U.S.' tallest habitable building from 1895-99; it was surpassed by New York's Ivins Syndicate Building, now known as the Park Row Building.

Photos courtesy of F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Co. Inc., Milwaukee, a Tecta America company.

The south tower after roofing work

Milwaukee City Hall's German Renaissance Revival design, which can be seen primarily in its curved gable dormers, steep-slope copper roof, circular cupola with balustrade and lantern capping, and terra cotta ornamentation, is a prominent reminder of Milwaukee's large population of German immigrants...

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