Leaning tower at 2nd and Commerce
An eight-sided gate man’s tower that houses controls for pneumatically operated crossing gates. These octagonal towers were built by the Milwaukee Road found around the city including this one on at 2nd and Commerce in Milwaukee. The authors found this one unique because it leaned to the South. It dates back to the 1900s and was still in use during the ’60s. The article included scale drawing and photographs but not a model of the structure. I saw no point in making my model lean because of my freelance location.