Milwaukee Bucks Arena, June 2017

The new Milwaukee Bucks arena and the training/sports-medicine facility just kitty-corner (Milwaukee-speak for “catercorner”) across the street are coming along. I took these photos late Friday afternoon, when all the construction workers had knocked off for the day/weekend. Usually each structure is surrounded by worker-bee cranes.

So here is the actual arena. That’s glass over on the left, just inside the curved outer wall.

You can see the lack of glass in this picture from about a month ago.

And then here’s a photo from a cloudy day earlier last week, where you can tell for sure that section is glass because of the reflection of the church spire at the bottom.

So, moving on, here is the skywalk running across Juneau between the parking ramp and the arena. I know that the building on the left is a parking ramp because if you drive down McKinley Avenue, the street that runs north on the other side, you can see the long, parallel-slanted concrete floors.

Remember this photo from our mid-March snowstorm? (From my post “Snowblowing the girders“)

Well, here’s what that building looks like today (well, last week 🙂 ). If you look closely, you’ll see that they’ve planted skinny little trees up next to the building. We’re already to the landscaping stage!

 

If you want to see a gorgeous rendering of what the completed Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Science Center (and the arena) will look like, you can find an image here on the NBA’s website: http://www.nba.com/bucks/release/bucks-froedtert-medical-college-wisconsin-partner-sports-science-center-and-community-health/ 

And finally, here’s a random older photo of the arena just because I like it. As I scrolled through my camera roll this afternoon, I happened upon this eerie picture from a foggy morning last February.

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. My blog is a space for playing with ideas about creativity, innovation, lifelong learning, and the nature of "insight."
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2 Responses to Milwaukee Bucks Arena, June 2017

  1. Sally Cissna says:

    Love these pictures….I don’t get down there much anymore so you are keeping me up to date.

    Like

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