In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the War Memorial Center received a flag draped girder that was drawn from the rubble at World Trade Center in New York City. It remains on permanent display at the War Memorial Center.
Designed by world renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, the Quadracci Pavilion expansion to the Milwaukee Art Museum opens to the public on May 4, 2001. The Burke Brise Soleil quickly becomes the icon for the city of Milwaukee.
Ground is broken at the War Memorial Center for an addition to house the growing collection of the Milwaukee Art Museum. The Kahler Building Addition, designed by Kahler, Fitzhugh and Scott of Milwaukee is dedicated adding 151,359 square feet to the War Memorial Center.