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Milwaukee’s City Hall stands as a testament to ingenuity, and the grit of the trades people who erected it in 1895. Unfortunately, the 393-foot, 50,000-ton marvel began to sink. 


Working through Gilbane and Michels, city officials enacted AECOM's novel Passive Load Transfer method to remedy the problem.  Never attempted before in North America, the method required replacing nearly 2500 deteriorating white pine piles with concrete and rebar structures. 


MKE Iron Erectors, Inc. stepped up to this unique challenge by supplying Michels with specially certified ironworkers who had the expertise needed to apply post-tensioning to each of the structures. We’re always up for new challenges. What can we help you with?

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