Streetcar MKE Streetcar: Notable Buildings

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Notable Tall Buildings Along The Hop Main Line

These are buildings over 30 meters tall that are near* The Hop Main Line streetcar route. Sorted by tallest to shortest. Data Sources:, local media, and observations along the route.

CountBuildingAddressFloorsHeight (ft)Height (m)Done
1100 E Wisconsin100 E Wisconsin Ave37549.0167.31989
2Milwaukee Center111 E Kilbourn Ave28426.0129.81988
3411 E Wisconsin Center411 E Wisconsin Ave30408.0124.41985
47Seventy7777 N Van Buren St34387.0118.02018
5Milwaukee City Hall200 E Wells St15353.0107.61895
-333 N Water St333 N Water St31347.0105.8proposed 2022
6BMO Tower790 N Water St25328.0100.02020
71000 N Water St1000 N Water St16296.090.21991
8Yankee Hill Apartments (S tower)626 E Kilbourn Ave23293.089.31987
9Chase Tower111 E Wisconsin Ave22288.087.81961
10The Ascent700 E Kilbourn Ave2528486.52022
11770 North770 N Water St21277.084.41969
12Cathedral Place555 E Wells St19266.381.22004
13Juneau Village B1009 N Jackson St27264.080.51965
14The Breakwater1313 N Franklin Pl21260.079.22009
15The Pfister Hotel Tower424 E Wisconsin Ave21250.076.21965
16Yankee Hill Apartments (N tower)626 E State St19242.073.81987
17250 Plaza250 E Wisconsin Ave18229.269.91973
18City Center at 735735 N Water St16216.065.81914
19AT&T Center722 N Broadway19213.064.91924
20Wells Building324 E Wisconsin Ave15212.064.61901
21The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist (steeple)812 N Jackson St3195.059.41853
22330 Kilbourn (NW tower)330 E Kilbourn Ave14178.354.31982
23330 Kilbourn (SE tower)330 E Kilbourn Ave14178.354.31984
24First Financial Centre200 E Wisconsin Ave14171.052.11929
25Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building841 N Broadway13169.651.71960
26The Lodgewood1121 N Waverly Pl13165.650.51954
27Former Milwaukee Athletic Club758 N Broadway12160.048.81917
28United States Courthouse & Federal Building517 E Wisconsin Ave8155.047.21892
29St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church (steeple)844 N Broadway1150.045.71866
30Convent Hill Apartments455 E Ogden Ave11140.142.72008
31Cathedral Church of All Saints (steeple)818 E Juneau Ave2140.042.71891
32Juneau Village A1029 N Jackson St14132.040.21971
33Juneau Village C1129 N Jackson St14132.040.21971
34Railway Exchange Building229 E Wisconsin Ave12130.039.61901
35Huron Building511 N Broadway11129.039.32020
36MGIC Headquarters Building250 E Kilbourn Ave10127.438.81972
37InterContinental Milwaukee139 E Kilbourn Ave10127.438.81987
38Hermann Viets Tower/ Roy W. Johnson Residence Hall1121 N Milwaukee St13125.038.12021 / 1965
39Fiduciary Building225 E Mason St9124.037.81892
40Commission House Condominiums400 N Broadway10122.037.21911
41Mackie Building225 E Michigan St8120.036.61880
42The Pfister Hotel424 E Wisconsin Ave8119.536.41893
43601 Lofts601 E Ogden Ave10116.835.62007
44City Hall Square Apartments104 E Mason St8115.035.11909
45Underwriter's Exchange Building828 N Broadway9114.634.91924
46Mitchell Building207 E Michigan St6105.032.01876
47The Blackstone709 E Juneau Ave9105.032.01915
48The Grain Exchange741 N Milwaukee St9104.031.71935
49Margaret Loock Residence Hall324 E Juneau Ave11103.731.61967
50The Astor Hotel924 E Juneau Ave8102.031.11920
51City Green Apartments, South Building1100 N Cass St8101.931.12007
52Cathedral Square Building788 N Jefferson St 8101.931.11968
53Exton Apartments1260 N Prospect Ave9100.030.51938


* About 1 or 2 blocks away from a stop, and perhaps just a bit more for a few important destinations. I'm using the distance of about 400 meters for how far the site can be from a streetcar stop. This would be about a 5-minute walk. This corresponds to a commonly-used distance to define the "walk shed" for transit (see for example Ped Shed: walkable urban design and sustainable placemaking and Introduction to the MBTA Walksheds Atlas ).

Notable Tall Buildings Along the Lakefront Line

CountBuildingAddressFloorsHeight (ft)Height (m)Done
1US Bank Center777 E Wisconsin Ave42601.0183.21973
2Northwestern Mutual Tower815 E Mason St35550.0167.62017
under construction The Couture909 E Michigan St 44537163.6Expected 2023
3833 East Michigan833 E Michigan St17258.078.62016
4Gas Light Building626 E Wisconsin Ave20250.076.21930
5Northwestern Mutual Home Office720 E Wisconsin Ave8136.841.71912
6The Westin Milwaukee550 N Van Buren St9114.634.92017
7731 North Jackson Street731 N Jackson St9114.634.91929
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