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Interior Staircase

I continue to be fascinated with the construction of the Milwaukee Bucks’ arena. Every week seems to bring some new sign of progress. You can now see a flight of stairs leading upward from the ground floor.

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Milwaukee Bucks Arena – Becoming #2

About a week ago I posted a photo of the new Milwaukee Bucks arena that is under construction downtown. I drive past this site just about every day, and it really has been intriguing to watch it develop. Don’t know … Continue reading

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Deco on Rye

Okay, my title is like a bad pun.  But that’s what I thought of when I saw such a tiny building squeezed into the space between two larger and older buildings. A sandwich 🙂 This somewhat out of place Art Deco building is part … Continue reading

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The Art of the Fire Escape (Milwaukee’s City Hall)

I had to walk past City Hall to a dentist’s appointment yesterday.  For months (actually, years off and on!) the Market Street shortcut behind City Hall has been blocked off by scaffolding erected to preserve/shore up the nearly 120-year-old structure.  I almost … Continue reading

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Shadow and architecture, Grohmann Museum

I couldn’t resist snapping this photo with my iPhone just before 5:00 p.m. this afternoon in the Grohmann Museum on the campus of Milwaukee School of Engineering.  As I approached the atrium’s spiral staircase on the way from my office … Continue reading

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A pause for river traffic at the Wisconsin Avenue drawbridge

One of the joys of living in a city with a navigable river is encountering its drawbridges.  Around noon yesterday I happened to be two cars back when the Wisconsin Avenue bridge was raised to accommodate one of the larger … Continue reading

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Great Books: The Devil in the White City

Last night was my Great Books Dinner and Discussion event at Milwaukee School of Engineering.  I usually facilitate a book discussion every June, and lately I’ve added the November discussion to my rotation, as well.  This month’s selection was The Devil … Continue reading

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