Graduating to Green Where Blue Ribbon Was Brewed

School’s been out for the summer, but now college students are descending on two historic buildings in Milwaukee’s old Pabst Brewery complex, abandoned in 1996 but slowly coming back to life. Like the Brewhouse Inn down the street (see previous article) and the Best Place banquet hall around the corner, the two buildings--a student residence known as Eleven25 and the Zilber School of Public Health--are both classic examples of how to shed new light (literally) on a shuttered old factory. Eleven25 is the newly transformed version of the 237,000-square-foot, fortress-like, three-story Pabst bottling plant. During renovation of the cream city brick structure, layer upon layer of lead-based pain

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