“The ideal launchpad for upscale urban living,” the Rhythm Apartments building is located steps away from many of Milwaukee’s best amenities and attractions, including the Milwaukee Bucks’ Fiserv Forum. Midwest Iron supplied all of the steel, stairs, and balconies for this building. The project took approximately two and a half years to complete.
Challenge & Solution
The minimum standard balcony size is four (4) feet deep by nine (9) feet long. For this building, the balconies were six (6) feet deep by 20 feet long. Moreover, the balconies give the illusion of being continuous, with divider screens between them. Determining how to support a 20-foot-long balcony was the biggest challenge of the Rhythm apartment building project.
To ensure an excellent final product, Midwest Iron worked with our team in the aluminum division on the balcony design. We had to accommodate the steel columns that ran up certain parts of the building, as the balconies needed to attach to them. This required laser-focused care and coordination with different details, including how the steel tied into the structural elements and what they were made of (wood, concrete, etc.).