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Downtown's best views

From the top of the Firstar building to the beautiful RiverWalk, downtown Milwaukee has plenty of great city, river and lake views. We asked Downtown Public Service Ambassador Brenda Rutherford what are her favorite downtown views.

Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21, presents a few of the best downtown Milwaukee Views: Click on any of the images to see larger versions of them.

1. Looking north or south down the RiverWalk from the Highland Avenue pedestrian foot bridge, you'll catch great river-level views of Usinger's, Pere Marquette Park and many downtown buildings

2. From the dining room in Pieces of Eight, 550 N. Harbor Dr., you'll feel like you're walking on water, looking directly over the harbor and catching glimpses of sailboats or the downtown skyline

3.The Milwaukee Center's penthouse suite, former home to Brett Favre's marketing agent, offers beautiful diamond shaped windows and sweaping views of downtown.

4. Looking west down Kilbourn Avenue from the southern edge of Pere Marquette Park, behold a great view of the courthouse and other historic downtown buildings

5. The downtown city skyline set against luscious green foliage near the North Avenue bridge

6. If you don't know the downtown buildings by heart yet, you will after experiencing 360 degree views from Polaris, atop the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, 333 W. Kilbourn Ave.

Great Downtown View You Probably Won't Ever See:

1. 28th Floor of the Milwaukee Center, currently vacant, 111 E. Kilbourn Ave.

2. Michael Best and Friedrich's offices, 28-34th floor of 100 East Building, 100 E. Wisconsin Ave.

3. Top of the University Club, 924 E. Wells St.

4. The offices of Foley and Lardner, attorneys, the 40th Floor of the Firstar Building, 777 E. Wisconsin Ave.

This week's "Top 5" list was chosen by Public Service Ambassador Brenda Rutherford
Age: 51
Secret Talent: sketching, auto-CAD
Loves to eat: everything on the salad bar at Firstar Café and Benihana
Loves her job because: it gives her an opportunity to meet people from all over the world
If she had 10 million dollars, she would: spend it on her daughter, 3-year-old granddaughter and 2-year-old grandson

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