New Milwaukee Bucks arena changes color as light shifts

Street construction on my usual route to work has me driving past the new Milwaukee Bucks arena from different directions and at different times of day than usual. These literal shifts in perspective have led me to discover something kind of cool: the walls of the arena change color depending on the light.

Here’s a picture from last week Wednesday morning, taken from the west, heading east.

Here’s a picture from last Thursday evening, taken from the north, heading south.

Last night I drove past, from south to north, around 7:20 pm, and that gray was an even more mellow, creamy shade, like a dove’s breast. Traffic was too heavy for me to get a photo. I’ll try if I get another chance.

Clearly the shifts in color have something to do with the light, but I’m not sure exactly what’s going on. Nonetheless, it’s pretty spectacular. Reminds me of how Lake Michigan also constantly changes its appearance, with a different look every single day.

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. I also volunteer with a Milwaukee homeless sanctuary, Repairers of the Breach, as chair of the Communications and Fund Development Committee.
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2 Responses to New Milwaukee Bucks arena changes color as light shifts

  1. Sally Cissna says:

    Interesting comparison. The building itself looks sorta like a big wave, doesn’t it? Very appropriate for a Great City by a Great Lake.

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