January 2015 - Clock Shadow Building

Clock Shadow Building
538 S. 2nd Street
Milwaukee, WI

Managing up to 40,000 gallons of water per storm

The Clock Shadow's green roof offers a wonderful connection to the natural environment high above the concrete and bustle of Milwaukee's popular Walker's Point neighborhood. At 4,700 square feet, the green roof offers fantastic educational opportunities for urban dwellers to learn more about the importance of managing water where it falls.

Raised planter beds help capture water, and provide food in the summer months. The Clock Shadow utilizes rain barrels to capture even more water that is used to give thirsty plants a drink during dry weather.

The rooftop offers beautiful views of the city and an escape from the workday for those lucky enough to work in the building. The green roof, gardens, rain barrels, a 5,000 gallon cistern and other green infrastructure can manage up to 40,000 gallons of water every time it rains.