Flagpole with American flag
Acuity Insurance Flagpole / SheboyganWI
The World's Tallest Symbol of Freedom

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 the 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 a 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 the top

  • Three pendulum-style tuned mass dampers reduce movement and vibration

  • Designed to withstand a low temperature of -42°F

Facts And Figures

ACUITY Insurance

Completed June 2014

Delivery Methods

Design Build

A Tribute to America

The Team


Top Project – The Daily Reporter – Milwaukee, 2014