MILWAUKEE -- The Northwestern Mutual building will be open for business very soon.
TODAY'S TMJ4 got a sneak peak inside the 32-story building and spoke to some employees.
Despite the announcement of layoffs last year, the hope is that the $450 million structure will bring this company into a new era.
This includes new wireless work stations.
"Everything goes through wireless access points. So, you're able to take your computer whether your at your desk or whether the floor where you're experiencing now," said Scott Wollenzien, Northwestern Mutual Project Consultant.
You do not have to wait long to see the building for yourself. The official opening is August 21, 2017. About 2,400 employees will move in August 25.
The Commons area and Starbucks will be accessible to the public from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. The gardens will also be open to the public every day from dawn until dusk and features nearly three acres of landscaped green space, walkways and sitting areas.
The building is just 51 feet shorter than the U.S. Bank Building. A release by the company adds, "Our goal has never been to be the biggest, but to be the best."