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Facade Monitoring of Milwaukee City Hall

City of Milwaukee, Department of Public Works
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Project Type: City Government

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The Historic Landmark Milwaukee City Hall was constructed in 1895. The building is 350 feet all at its highest point and the exterior is constructed from a combination of sandstone, granite, and terra cotta. The building has undergone multiple renovations since its inception including a two year facade restoration project completed in 2014.


ZS was retained to perform 3D laser scanning (LiDAR) as part of a long term facade monitoring program for the City Hall. The project involves laser scanning the exterior at periodic intervals and utilizing the data to remotely monitor movement through state-of-the-art plane and cloud-to-cloud deviation analysis.

The scope of work for this project included:

  • Laser scanning from ground level and roofs of adjacent buildings.
  • State-of-the-art plane and cloud-to-cloud deviation analysis of scan data.