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Doors Open Milwaukee being held this weekend, drawing attention to city landmarks

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- An annual event happening this weekend gives people across the area a chance to get a closer look at Milwaukee's landmarks for free.

During Doors Open Milwaukee, people will be able to go into more than 170 landmarks across the area. The goal is to see and celebrate the city's culture and history. 

"We're excited to raise awareness of Milwaukee's history and architecture through this event and also get them to explore Milwaukee's neighborhoods," Historic Milwaukee events director Grace Fuhr said. 

The event is being held Saturday-Sunday. Buildings that are being featured include the Tripoli Shrine, Miller High Life Theater, City Hall, art galleries, hotels and more. 310W is one of the 30 new sites added this year. The former federal building is now home to several businesses.

"These gorgeous blue glass panels are such a signature of our downtown, and what we're hoping is that people come in and recognize that this is very interesting and I think an important modern piece of architecture right here in Milwaukee," 310W representative Brigette Breitenbach said. 

Doors Open Milwaukee is also featuring Milwaukee's near west side neighborhoods with several sites participating in the event. Doors Open gets underway Saturday at 10 a.m.

More information and a list of participating locations can be found on the Historic Milwaukee website

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