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First look: Milwaukee Ballet's Baumgartner Center for Dance

Published Sept. 4, 2019

After years of jockeying for space at its long-time former home in Walker's Point everyone at the Milwaukee Ballet - including the six new company dancers - has moved into the sparkling new Baumgartner Center for Dance at 128 N. Jackson St. in the Third Ward.

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City commission gives Marcus Center temporary historic designation

Published Feb. 5, 2019

On Monday afternoon, the City of Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission took up the petition filed in January for the temporary historic designation of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., in hopes of preserving grove of chestnut trees on the plaza between the center and Kilbourn Avenue.

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Ballet announces groundbreaking for new Third Ward home

Published June 4, 2018

A year and a half after news emerged that the Milwaukee Ballet would build a new dance center on Italian Community Center-owned land in the Third Ward, the arts group is breaking ground on the project.

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Progress report: Zoo's new Adventure Africa exhibit

Published May 30, 2018

Last week, the Zoological Society of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee County Zoo announced a new plan to transform the zoo over the course of the next couple decades. Last week, the Zoological Society of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee County Zoo announced a new plan to transform the zoo over the course of the next couple decades.

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2/3 of $25 million for new zoo elephant, rhino & hippo areas already raised

Published May 24, 2018

The Zoological Society of Milwaukee announced today that it quietly launched a capital campaign that has already raised $16.7 million toward a $25 million required for the first phase of a plan that will transform the Milwaukee County Zoo over the course of the next 25 years. That initial phase is the creation of a new elephant area.

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LOOK: Menomonee Valley's Zetts shares vision for future development

Published May 2, 2018

Last week, Menomonee Valley Partners, the City of Milwaukee and UWM's School of Architecture and Urban Planning's Community Design Solutions unveiled the results of a charette that considered potential uses for more than 40 acres of land in the Valley. We visited some of the sites with MVP's Corey Zetts.

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Mandel's Echelon rising around the Eschweilers at the County Grounds

Published July 14, 2015

In 2012, I toured the surviving Alexander Eschweiler-designed Agricultural College buildings on the County Grounds, when their roofs gaped open to the stars - and the elements - and weeds encircled their exteriors. Despite talk of tearing them down, and an ongoing battle to save them from demolition, four of the buildings survive, even as six new apartment buildings are rising around them.

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A peek in the old Pabst bottling house renovations

Published July 6, 2015

A year before it is slated to open in the former Pabst Brewery's Building 29, the new international student housing development under construction at 10th and Highland was open Monday for peek into the progress.

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Peek inside shows new East Library development taking shape

Published July 16, 2014

Library director Paula Kiely called The Standard a "new, modern library structure ... which is really state of the art when it comes to public libraries." Yesterday, Milwaukee Public Library hosted a media walk-through of the library space and developer HSI Properties took everyone upstairs to see one of the apartments, too.

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Two more awards for MOWA

Published May 20, 2014

The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) received two prestigious building awards within the last two weeks: a 2014 Honor Award for Design Excellence from AIA Wisconsin and a Top Project of 2013 Award from The Daily Reporter.

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MPL hosts art selection committee for new East Branch

Published Aug. 30, 2013

The Milwaukee Public Library's Public Art Selection Committee will hold a meeting on Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. to hear presentations by the five finalists selected to develop public art concepts for the new East Branch.

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Luminescent new MOWA lets Wisconsin artists shine

Published May 24, 2013

Difficult as it is to imagine now that I've seen the place, I was almost a bit worried I might have trouble spotting the new Museum of Wisconsin Art on my first visit recently. Turns out there's no way I could miss Hammel Green & Abrahamson architect Jim Shields' luminescent West Bend building, the pointed prow of which seems to make a statement by aiming itself not southeast toward Milwaukee, but northwest, toward the broader expanse of the state.