Wisconsin Center Expansion Project Celebrates Final Beam Installation
The $456 million Wisconsin Center Expansion project reached a major milestone with a ceremony held on May 10, 2023, to lift the final beam into place. Local leaders, including Governor Tony Evers and Mayor Cavalier Johnson, attended the ceremony to celebrate the project's progress.
The expansion project is expected to be completed next May and will add 112,000 square feet of exhibit space, bringing the exposition hall to 300,000 contiguous square feet. The project includes:
» 24 new meeting rooms (bringing the total to 52)
» A roof-top ballroom with outdoor terraces
» 6 loading docks (totaling 22)
» 400 indoor parking spaces
» An executive kitchen
The expanded facility will fill two city blocks and will include quiet rooms, nursing mother rooms, all-gender bathrooms, on-site food composting and a solar roof. The increased size will allow for overlapping and simultaneous events, enhance competitiveness with other convention centers, attract new events and conventions to Milwaukee and boost the local economy.
The beam-raising ceremony marked the completion and installation of the final piece of structural steel, a major milestone in the construction process. The beam was signed by the construction crew and local leaders before it was hoisted into place.
The Wisconsin Center Expansion project has been designed with sustainability in mind, and is seeking LEED certification, an internationally recognized green building certification. The project is also committed to supporting local businesses and creating job opportunities for Milwaukee residents.
Overall, the Wisconsin Center Expansion project is expected to have a significant impact on the local economy and attract more visitors to Milwaukee. The topping-off ceremony was a major milestone in the project's progress, and local leaders are optimistic about the benefits it will bring to Milwaukee and the surrounding area.
Date: May 10, 2023 | Author: Tracy Lisowe
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