Milwaukee City Hall earns recognition for energy efficiency

By Kay Nolan,  September 16, 2009

Kay Nolan is a contributing writer for This article ran in the September 16, 2009 issue.

Century-old historical landmarks and ‘green’ buildings might seem worlds apart, but hidden within the ornate, steeplelike Milwaukee City Hall, constructed in 1895 and recently renovated to the tune of $70 million, is a 21st-century success story: The City Hall complex, which includes two attached office buildings, has earned silver LEED certification for energy efficiency.