Convention center

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Convention center addition designs revealed & they're exciting

Published March 6, 2020

At its board meeting on Friday morning, The Wisconsin Center District (WCD) unveiled the first renderings of its proposed expansion to the north of the existing Wisconsin Center convention facility, and, if and when it's completed, it will be beautiful.

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This crazy space-age Satellite Hotel could've put Milwaukee on the map

Published April 12, 2016

In 2016, Milwaukee is talking about expanding its convention center - the size of which has been called inadequate to draw conventions of a certain scale - on a patch of land on the southwest corner of 4th and Kilbourn. In 1960, things weren't much different.

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Where does the Downtown alderman think a new arena should go?

Published July 31, 2014

Many civic leaders, via the various media in town, have offered opinions. There are several good choices, and I'm certain due diligence will be done before a final selection is made. First, though, I want to know where Ald. Bob Bauman thinks a new entertainment arena should go.

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Pace of Downtown plans and proposals can leave you breathless

Published May 15, 2014

If it seems like big projects Downtown are coming at us like spray from a paint gun, you're right. It is obvious that Milwaukee is moving. The only question that really seems to remain is just who is driving this train and where is it going?

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Midwest comes down, Frontier goes up

Published Aug. 17, 2010

The Wisconsin Center District, owners of the building formerly known as the Midwest Airlines Center, began changing the signs today.