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The Moderne

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Products Used:
1600 Wall System™1 Curtain Wall
Trifab™ VersaGlaze™ 451/451T Framing System
Trifab™ VersaGlaze™ 450 Framing System 1-3/4" sightline
350 Medium Stile Entrances
TR-700 Window Wall
TR-2800 2-1/4" Fixed Architectural Thermal Aluminum Window
TR-2500 2-1/4" Flush Projected Architectural Thermal Aluminum Window (Projected Out)
NX-8910 3-1/4" Outswing Thermal Aluminum Architectural Terrace Doors

Designed to be the new flagship of Milwaukee’s downtown redevelopment, the austere outline of The Moderne seamlessly blends the form of a high-rise with the function of a luxury mixed-use development.


To create an iconic visual presentation in the Milwaukee skyline and foster the economic growth of the city while also creating an exciting destination, the owner worked with Milwaukee-based Rinka Chung Architecture. According to the architect’s website, the opulent yet restrained Moderne style was the biggest design theory for the facility, reminiscent of progress and forward momentum. "Visually, the glassy shaft is stretched even wider by adjacent vertical windows and slips delicately into the more dominant horizontal reticulation of the building. A flat, curved roofline appears to float above a continuous band of set-in glass."



Rinka Chung Architecture

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA



Klein-Dickert Milwaukee, Inc.

Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA



J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.

Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA


Photography: ©Viken Djaferian/FotoGraphix

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