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Coakley Brothers Water Tower LED Lighting

Lemberg provides regular electrical services to Coakley Brothers and Brothers Interiors. Recently, the team assisted Coakley with a unique project: the relighting of the iconic Coakley Brothers Water Tower, an art installation that sits atop the Coakley Brothers Water Tower Building. The installation is a transparent stained-glass cylinder shaped like a vintage water tower.

Artist Tom Fruin was commissioned by owner Peggy Coakley to create the water tower piece after she observed a similar piece in Brooklyn, NY. The water tower was originally lit with white LED fixtures that overpowered the stained-glass panels and that had begun to fail. Lemberg was consulted to replace the white LED light fixtures with color-changing LEDs, providing her team the flexibility to use the tower to support holidays or awareness campaigns such as breast cancer or domestic violence.

The illuminated water tower has become a symbol for the company and an icon in the Walker's Point area of Milwaukee. It echoes similar LED lighting efforts such as the Brighten the Passage project, which Lemberg also helped to bring to fruition.

Read more about the Coakley Brothers Water Tower here

Project Features

  • LED Lighting
  • Electrical Wiring
  • High Rise/High Density
  • Design Build


Location: Milwaukee, WI

Industry: Commercial

Divisions: Service

Project Type: Remodel/Expansion/Upgrade

Year Completed: 2022