Exterior of the Milwaukee Art Museum as seen from its southwest side, looking northeast. The Burke Brise Soleil is a moveable, wing-like sunscreen that rests on top of the Museum’s vaulted, glass-enclosed Windhover Hall. While the Burke Brise Soleil has a wingspan comparable to that of a Boeing 747, its two ultrasonic wind sensors automatically close the wings if the wind speed reaches 23 MPH or greater. Unlike the airplane, the Museum prefers to remain on the ground.
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