Modernism by David Hay Jones, INFO
The Chase Tower, or Marine Plaza, was designed by Harrison & Abramovitz.
Name of building: The Chase Tower. Also Bank One Plaza and the Marine Plaza Building.
Year completed: 1961.
Architect: Harrison & Abramovitz. Also Rasche, Schroeder, Spransy, & Associates.
Location: 111 East Wisconsin Avenue.
Architectural style: Modernism. International style.
Observations: Architectural historian H. Russell Zimmerman notes,
It was the first major glass curtain wall skyscraper in the city. The 288 ft., 22-story bank and office building is set on a lot in such a way as to create a much-needed public open space.
History: Architectural historian H. Russell Zimmerman notes,
The Marine Plaza was an important pioneer investment in the redevelopment of the Milwaukee River and a general indication of faith in the renewal of the downtown area.