MILWAUKEE – Specialty
contracting and waste management company Veit, which has an
office in New Berlin, will be the project manager for the
deconstruction of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.’s east
office building in downtown Milwaukee.
The building will be demolished in order to build
Milwaukee-based Northwestern’s $450 million, 32-story, 1.1
million-square-foot office tower. Rogers, Minn.-based Veit will
begin the deconstruction of the 16-story, 452,000-square-foot
office building in December.
The project is expected to be complete in fall of 2014.
Veit will work with Milwaukee-area contractors on the project.
Crews have already started preparation work including the
installation of construction fencing and scaffolding, initial
foundation work and the removal of bushes and trees.
“We’re excited to execute this important phase of our project
and we welcome Veit to help us move forward as we prepare to
build the Northwestern Mutual tower and commons,” said Scott
Wollenzein, Northwestern Mutual facility operations consultant.
“We also look forward to providing hundreds of local jobs over
the year-long deconstruction process.”