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BUILDING BLOCKS: 7Seventy7 apartment tower

(Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

(Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

Project name: 7Seventy7

Address: 777 N. Van Buren St., Milwaukee

Cost: $100 million

Size: 34 floors

Start date: Spring 2016

Estimated completion date: August 2018.

Owner: Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.

Developer: Hines, of Houston, Texas

General Contractor: C.D. Smith Construction, Fond du Lac

Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates Inc., Seattle

Lead Architect: Solomon Cordwell Buenz & Associates Inc., Chicago

Significance to the region: The apartment tower is the second high rise Northwestern Mutual has had built in downtown Milwaukee has had built in recent years, the first being its $450 million, 32-story headquarters, which was completed in 2017. The new building brings 308 new luxury apartments and 14 penthouse units to the area. It has a saltwater pool and terrace with gas grills, a golf simulator, a fitness center and yoga room, indoor and outdoor fireplaces and a sports bar with TVs, among other attractions and conveniences.

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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