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Old November 20th, 2009, 12:14 AM   #1
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MILWAUKEE | Bookends North | 19 fl | App













$60 million
224 high-end rental apartments
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Old November 20th, 2009, 12:25 AM   #2
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10/19/09 Bookends North Project Advances
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Old November 20th, 2009, 01:10 AM   #3
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Is this going where Edwardo's was?
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Old November 20th, 2009, 03:29 PM   #4
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I think New land should scrap this project and just consintrate on building the Transera.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 11:14 PM   #5
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Can't they do both at the same time? Like walking and chewing gum at the same time?
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 06:47 PM   #6
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Well it looks like the Bookends will be going back to the drawing board
http://milwaukee.bizjournals.com/mil...tml?ana=tt3245
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Old November 24th, 2009, 08:43 PM   #7
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the Bookends lives on..

Apparently the Bookends received conditional approval at ZND (still has common council) to go, dependent on HUD approval..
http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/business/72576492.html
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Old November 24th, 2009, 10:23 PM   #8
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wow this project is just like a Packers game...
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Old November 25th, 2009, 01:10 AM   #9
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D/P

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Old November 25th, 2009, 01:13 AM   #10
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It's a bad and ugly building project, I wish they would just give up on it already. If built this will be like the Susan Boyle project of Milwaukee, it serves a purpose but is dog ugly! By the way, beautiful voice!

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Old November 25th, 2009, 01:36 AM   #11
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Exactly. With so many units, it leaves less opportunity for a nicer-looking apartment building to go up, which sucks. I know the Transera is a condo tower so they don't want to focus on it with the financing issue, but the two designs don't even compare...one is beautiful and one is straight up ugly (which is much worse than just being bland, such as the Breakwater). If they really want this built, I wish they could at least re-design it. I also wish it was narrower and taller, but either way the design is just awful in my opinion.
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Old November 25th, 2009, 01:55 AM   #12
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Just saw this on JSOnline, the reason why HUD denied the loan.

http://www.jsonline.com/newswatch/71778832.html

When HUD starts to deny loans because they think there is an over supply shows me that the high-rise condo boom in Milwaukee may just be over for a long while.
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Old November 25th, 2009, 01:59 AM   #13
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Exactly. With so many units, it leaves less opportunity for a nicer-looking apartment building to go up, which sucks. I know the Transera is a condo tower so they don't want to focus on it with the financing issue, but the two designs don't even compare...one is beautiful and one is straight up ugly (which is much worse than just being bland, such as the Breakwater). If they really want this built, I wish they could at least re-design it. I also wish it was narrower and taller, but either way the design is just awful in my opinion.
LOL, I agree, and The Breakwater compared to this thing is a gem.

If it was taller than narrow all you would have is a more noticeable ugly tower. Think about it....
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Old November 25th, 2009, 02:22 AM   #14
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Poor Breakwater Always gettin picked on.
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Old November 27th, 2009, 09:47 PM   #15
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What's ugly about it? And what is so ugly about the breakwater? I like both projects.
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Old November 29th, 2009, 12:35 AM   #16
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Sometimes I wonder if the public can complain enough,if it would stop these projects, and get a redesign.
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Old November 29th, 2009, 04:54 AM   #17
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From what I think is the Van Buren perspective below (4th from the top), I like what appears to be a glass atrium from the ground up to the setback a few floors up. It corresponds with a vertical blueish tint running up the side of the building so it reminds me a bit of a waterfall. I like that.

On the other hand, from the same perspective, I can also see a double stuffed ice cream sandwich (if something like that exists), with two brown cookies are on either side of a lot of white ice cream, set back from the first few floors. Maybe they can incorporate a break in the verticalness of the ice cream sandwich cookies, part way up, and/or at the top. Also, I think there is room for improvement on the street level in the stretch of (what appears to be) blank wall to the left of the "waterfall."
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What's ugly about it? And what is so ugly about the breakwater? I like both projects.
Well we can start with the colors. Brown and white? What, did grandma pick those colors out? LOL, and like how embora said it, it looks like a double stuffed ice cream sandwich

And I never said the Breakwater was ugly, I think it's a bit bland, but not ugly. The Bookends North design is ugly.

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Old December 3rd, 2009, 02:06 AM   #19
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I agree, the brown is ugly, but the design looks decent to me.
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 07:41 AM   #20
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I agree, the brown is ugly, but the design looks decent to me.
"decent"? No, I would say typical box. At least the Moderne gives it's box design some sexy curves and straight lines that ordinary box designes neglect.

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