We've been taking advantage of the last few days of summer here in Milwaukee by taking out our new Eastside models out for photo sessions at some of our favorite spots here in Milwaukee. Milwaukee is a great city to ride in and we thought we'd share a few of our favorite photos shots from our latest photo shoot. Enjoy!
Milwaukee Art Museum
One of the landmark buildings here in Milwaukee is the Milwaukee Art Museum and Burke Brise Soleil designed by Santiago Calatrava. More info below:
The Museum’s signature wings, the Burke Brise Soleil form a moveable sunscreen with a 217-foot wingspan. The brise soleil is made up of 72 steel fins, ranging in length from 26 to 105 feet. The entire structure weighs 90 tons. It takes 3.5 minutes for the wings to open or close. Sensors on the fins continually monitor wind speed and direction; whenever winds exceed 23 mph for more than 3 seconds, the wings close automatically.
According to Santiago Calatrava, “in the crowning element of the brise soleil, the building’s form is at once formal (completing the composition), functional (controlling the level of light), symbolic (opening to welcome visitors), and iconic (creating a memorable image for the Museum and the city).”