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Downtown Milwaukee: Big Equipment Moves into Place to Demolish NML Building

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Crews will disassemble the tall, brown Northwestern Mutual office building. Afterwards, construction will begin on its 32-story replacement.

Tall cranes have arrived in downtown Milwaukee, while scaffolding is starting to surround sections of the 16-story building. Its workers have been relocated to other company facilities for the duration of the project.

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Credit Marti Mikkelson
Scaffolding rises from the ground

NML says its new tower and common areas will better meet the needs of its policyholders and clients, while serving as a catalyst for economic development downtown.

Construction is scheduled to commence in mid-2014, with completion occurring in 2017.