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Milwaukee Art Museum Quadracci Pavilion

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Identification

Milwaukee Art Museum Quadracci Pavilion
219685

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
concrete
concrete
exposed structure
white
structural expressionism

Usages

museum (fine arts)
restaurant parking

Facts

  • First Santiago Calatrava-designed building in the United States.
  • The reception hall has a 90-foot ceiling.
  • Approximately 20,000 cubic yards of concrete were used in the construction of the pavilion.
  • The structural mast is 198 ft. long and leans at a 41.64 degree angle.
  • The cable-stayed pedestrian bridge is 280 feet long.
  • The Burke Brise Soleil, the movable, wing-like sun screen comprised of 72 steel fins, is raised and lowered to control both temperature and light in the structure. The fins range in length from 26 to 105 ft., with a wingspan of 217 ft. at its widest point.
  • This building is an addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum, and hosts traveling exhibitions. The museum's permanent collection is housed in the original building.

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Location

700 North Art Museum Drive
700 North Art Museum Drive
53202
Lake Park
East Side
Milwaukee
Wisconsin
U.S.A.

Technical Data

11.65 m
89.31 m
3
1997
2001
$121,000,000

Involved Companies


Kahler Slater Architects, Inc.

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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