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Standing 400 feet tall, the new ACUITY  Insurance Flagpole is the tallest flagpole in North America. Visible from a considerable distance, the flagpole is located on the company's headquarters campus along Interstate 43 between Milwaukee and Green Bay on Lake Michigan.

Erecting a flagpole of such height where temperatures frequently fall below zero has required a team of experts to ensure structural integrity and maintainability. The pole supports a 60-foot-wide by 120-foot-long American flag. A brick paver patio featuring the names of Sheboygan County residents killed in active duty is installed at the flagpole's base.

Flagpole Facts:
  • 400-foot flagpole weighs approximately 420,000 pounds
  • There are two versions of the 60- by 120-foot flag:
    • 220 pound flag is flown during normal conditions
    • 350 pound flag is flown during harsher weather
  • Each star is 3 feet high and each stripe is 4 1/2 feet wide
  • 680 cubic yards of concrete used in foundation
  • Over 500 gallons of paint cover the pole
  • 11-foot diameter at base tapers to 5 1/2-foot diameter at top
  • Three pendulum-style tuned mass dampers reduce movement and vibration
  • Designed to withstand a low temperature of -42°F

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Kurt Theune Kurt Theune Design Phase Executive Email | 262.879.2573

TEAM AWARDS

Top Project – The Daily Reporter – Milwaukee, 2014