Milwaukee Center and Pabst Theater

Milwaukee Center and Pabst Theater

Paul Medley architect
The Milwaukee Center is a 350 foot tall, 28 story skyscraper, of red brick, cream colored limestone, and bronze tinted windows. It is contextual architecture, in this case imaginatively quoting the nearby Milwaukee City Hall. The tower connects to the Wyndham Hotel and Pabst theater. The Pabst Theater construction was started in 1890 and opened in 1895. If was designed by architect Otto Strack in the tradition of the great European opera houses. Its opulent Baroque interior includes an Austrian crystal chandelier, a staircase crafted from white Italian Carrara marble, and a proscenium arch - highlighted in gold leaf - framing the stage.
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