Demolition

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Whitefish Bay commission votes to allow razing of 1928 Richard Philipp mansion

Published April 22, 2020

According to a report Wednesday in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Village of Whitefish Bay's Architectural Review Commission recently voted unanimously to allow owner John Brodersen - who owns a number of fast food franchises in the area - to tear down the six-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath home and build a new one in its stead.

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Abele plans to demolish a 1927 Eschweiler home

Published June 3, 2019

While folks have been wondering if Milwaukee County will restore or tear down the Domes, few expected the news that County Executive plans to tear down a 1927 Mediterranean Revival mansion designed by Alexander Eschweiler.

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New city law requires deconstruction rather than demolition

Published Nov. 8, 2017

In an effort to boost employment opportunities, save old growth wood and other building materials used in old Milwaukee homes slated for demolition and keep materials out of landfills, as well as trim landfill tipping fees paid by taxpayers, Ald. Robert Bauman introduced legislation that would require deconstruction, rather than demolition, of certain old structures.

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5 random photos of the Milwaukee landscape

Published June 3, 2014

Quite an alluring headline, right? Let me explain. I'm an inveterate photo snapper, thanks to the iPhone. I see something, anything, interesting in the Milwaukee landscape and I think, "that might be a good story." But I take way more pictures than I can ever write about.

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New life for Sydney HIH?

Published July 3, 2012

Today, I received an email that local developer John Raettig sent to Ald. Robert Bauman. It explains his ideas for the Sydney HIH building. It's posted below so I'll let it do the talking,