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Crews complete 25-hour concrete pour for BMO Tower (PHOTO SLIDESHOW/VIDEO)

(Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

(Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

(Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

Crews work around the clock to pour the foundation of the new Irgens’ BMO Tower Saturday, June 2 in Milwaukee. J.H. Findorff and Son is overseeing construction of the project which includes the pour which began and midnight Saturday and is expected to run for 25 hours. The pour marks the start of start of vertical construction on the site and 6,700-cubic-yards of concrete are expected to be used during the pour. Wells Street along the project the project is closed for the duration of the pour. The tower is expected to be complete in 2019. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

(Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

Crews work around the clock to pour the foundation of the new Irgens’ BMO Tower Saturday, June 2 in Milwaukee. J.H. Findorff and Son is overseeing construction of the project which includes the pour which began and midnight Saturday and is expected to run for 25 hours. The pour marks the start of start of vertical construction on the site and 6,700-cubic-yards of concrete are expected to be used during the pour. Wells Street along the project the project is closed for the duration of the pour. The tower is expected to be complete in 2019. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

(Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

(Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)
Crews work around the clock to pour the foundation of the new BMO Tower on Saturday in Milwaukee. J.H. Findorff & Son is overseeing construction of the project. The pour began just after midnight on Saturday and is expected to run for 25 hours. It marks the start of vertical construction on the site as 6,700 cubic yards of concrete are expected to be used during the pour. Wells Street along the project is closed for the duration of the pour. The tower is expected to be complete in 2019.

Crews successfully wrapped up one of the longest concrete pours in state history by laying the foundation for the 25-story building BMO Harris Bank is having put up at the southeast corner of Water and Wells streets.

J.H. Findorff and Son, of Madison, was the lead contractor overseeing the project, and Illinois-based Ozinga Bros. supplied the 6,700 cubic yards of concrete needed to support the 20-story tower. Trucks had to be loaded with concrete more than 600 times to complete the pour, which shut down Wells Street this past weekend.

The project was expected to last 25 hours but was in fact completed four hours ahead of time,  Mark Irgens, CEO of Irgens Partners, the tower’s developer, wrote on Twitter on Saturday.

The marathon pour marked the start of vertical construction for the BMO Tower, which is scheduled for completion in 2019. BMO Harris Bank and the law firm Michael Best & Friedrich have signed on to be the building’s biggest tenants.

The commercial real estate firm Colliers International is marketing the remaining space.

About Nate Beck, nbeck@dailyreporter.com

Nate Beck is The Daily Reporter's construction staff writer. He can be reached at (414) 225-1814 (office) or 414-388-5635 (mobile).

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