Chase Tower/ Marine Plaza

US Bank Building, Milwaukee

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.