BMO Tower name goes up

The name was going up on the new BMO Tower in downtown Milwaukee when I took this photo Friday afternoon.

I love all the construction going on around Milwaukee. This city has always felt like the biggest small town in America to me, and I don’t want that to change. On the other hand, I’ve also always believed that things are either growing or dying and that there is no true stasis. Construction equals growth to me, therefore “life,” and a signal that the city going in the right direction. (Because “dying” would be going in the wrong direction 😂)

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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3 Responses to BMO Tower name goes up

  1. Rose says:

    Thanks for the post. I may have seen the construction site in its earlier phase and wondered what was being constructed. It’s the sign of the times. I hope the downtown historical buildings will remain and not at the mercy of the wrecking ball. It would be a shame to repeat the wrecking ball history of the 60’s.

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    • Agreed. It was good to see so many of the old Water Street buildings preserved as the area transitioned into a nightlife hotspot. Same with the Third Ward and Walker’s Point.


      • Rose says:

        Yes indeed. It’s amazing how the industrial grime of the atmosphere disappeared in the Third Ward as I knew it in my younger years. There are pros and cons to progress as well. The growth of the rural communities is sad to me from a personal viewpoint. Once what was known as farmland is being gobbled up at the expense of progress. Large sporting venues, hotels, senior living quarters, strip malls for shopping, restaurants, 2 lanes to 4 lane highways etc. All that is left are the memories of what once was.

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