Visit Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Visit Sheboygan is a new-construction building, housing both the Visit Sheboygan offices, as well as Windway Capital Corp. At just over 10,000 sq. ft., it is built in a style reminiscent of the nearby shanty buildings.
The site posed many complications in terms of soil stability and contamination along the shoreline of the Sheboygan River. It is thought that the site had been both a marsh and a possible dumping site in the past. Previous structures built on this site had suffered extensive sinking over the years. Structural Engineering needed to take into account the overall weight of the wood building, along with the need to amend the soil. Geofoam was used below ground to stabilize the foundation.
The Visit Sheboygan building serves as a tourist information center. There you will find many resources for area happenings, along with a retail section dedicated to promoting Sheboygan-themed apparel and memorabilia. Visit Sheboygan also contains a classroom that will be used to educate groups on water-related topics.
One unique feature located within the space is the Science on a Sphere (SOS) exhibit, a spherical projection system created by the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The global display system uses computers and video projectors with the capability of displaying hundreds of planetary data sets. The impressive 6′ sphere is visible from the front of the building for passersby to view.