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Old January 6th, 2007, 11:15 PM   #121
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That banner is sick. Much better than anything i have seen recently.
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Old January 6th, 2007, 11:52 PM   #122
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does anyone think that some wauwatosa residents might not want this "big" tower there, sometimes suburban communities don't like highrises they may think that makes them too urban......... it would be nice to see some other renderings tho
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Old January 7th, 2007, 12:23 AM   #123
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does anyone think that some wauwatosa residents might not want this "big" tower there, sometimes suburban communities don't like highrises they may think that makes them too urban......... it would be nice to see some other renderings tho
I was thinking about the same thing myself, and I came to the conclusion that if they do, I wouldn't understand why.

Across the street, Wauwatosa is tearing down the old Roundy's and Kohl's Food Stores warehouses, and replacing them with condos, offices, and high tech industry. That area is about I would say 7-10x bigger than the proposal that we have been talking about for the past day or so. On its west side is Hwy 45, which Skyking pointed out can be congested at times because of Mayfair traffic down a ways. South of the development is just more warehouses and industry - there are no homes anywhere near this proposal!

Also, its along Burleigh, a major street that's already 4 lanes and could always be enlarged, and very close to Mayfair Rd. And I'll also say that if the people of Wauwatosa didn't like the "urban" feel they would have turned down anything of that size in the past, such as the Mayfair towers, the Radisson Hotel, the Haritage House building, and a ton of other office buildings along Mayfair Rd.

I truly do love this proposal and I hope it does go through.
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Old January 7th, 2007, 01:29 AM   #124
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Not only is that banner sick, it's an actual photo as opposed to a "collage" of images that most cities have. Way to go.
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Old January 7th, 2007, 04:12 AM   #125
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I was thinking about the same thing myself, and I came to the conclusion that if they do, I wouldn't understand why.

Across the street, Wauwatosa is tearing down the old Roundy's and Kohl's Food Stores warehouses, and replacing them with condos, offices, and high tech industry. That area is about I would say 7-10x bigger than the proposal that we have been talking about for the past day or so. On its west side is Hwy 45, which Skyking pointed out can be congested at times because of Mayfair traffic down a ways. South of the development is just more warehouses and industry - there are no homes anywhere near this proposal!

Also, its along Burleigh, a major street that's already 4 lanes and could always be enlarged, and very close to Mayfair Rd. And I'll also say that if the people of Wauwatosa didn't like the "urban" feel they would have turned down anything of that size in the past, such as the Mayfair towers, the Radisson Hotel, the Haritage House building, and a ton of other office buildings along Mayfair Rd.

I truly do love this proposal and I hope it does go through.

yawn...wake me when it's done - maybe I'll care then (not!).
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Old January 7th, 2007, 05:10 AM   #126
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Sorry about the banner going up early, guys. I was told it'd be up the 31st. It still looks great, though.

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Old January 7th, 2007, 07:01 AM   #127
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Does anyone know if the Firstar Building has an observation deck anymore? Are there any buildings other than the Polaris where you can get a view from the top of a tall building??????
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Old January 7th, 2007, 07:12 AM   #128
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^It hasn't been called the Firstar building in a long time, actually. It's now the US Bank Center. To my best of my knowledge, there is no public observation area. Other than Polaris at the Hyatt, there is also Blu at the top of the Pfister. I've been to both Polaris and Blu, and I prefer the views and atmosphere of Blu.
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Old January 7th, 2007, 08:16 AM   #129
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yawn...wake me when it's done - maybe I'll care then (not!).
Actually I wasn't ever planning on waking you up to begin with - I was responding to a different person with the quote you used, and when I brought up your name it was to agree with you on the point that US 45 does get quite congested at times during the daytime because of Mayfair traffic.

Obviously you feel that everything that goes with high-rises must be built downtown at this moment, and I respect that opinion. But if all you're going to give now is rude, snippy comments well you can keep that to yourself.

Oh, and if you claim that the congestion is the only thing *at least the main thing* that must be cleaned up before it can be developed, well then I thank God Chicago didn't follow that logic, because most likely it still would have been all 1-4 story buildings throughout the suburban landscape. If this Wauwatosa project increases traffic, then I look forward to seeing you next to me on the freeway! I'll beep ya!!
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Old January 7th, 2007, 08:29 AM   #130
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Actually I wasn't ever planning on waking you up to begin with - I was responding to a different person with the quote you used, and when I brought up your name it was to agree with you on the point that US 45 does get quite congested at times during the daytime because of Mayfair traffic.

Obviously you feel that everything that goes with high-rises must be built downtown at this moment, and I respect that opinion. But if all you're going to give now is rude, snippy comments well you can keep that to yourself.

Oh, and if you claim that the congestion is the only thing *at least the main thing* that must be cleaned up before it can be developed, well then I thank God Chicago didn't follow that logic, because most likely it still would have been all 1-4 story buildings throughout the suburban landscape. If this Wauwatosa project increases traffic, then I look forward to seeing you next to me on the freeway! I'll beep ya!!

Please tell me you're not comparing Milwaukee to Chicago...in any way, shape or form. That's like comparing Milwaukee and Sheboygan. Chicago should never even be used in the same sentence with Milwaukee...let alone, Wauwatosa!
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Old January 7th, 2007, 08:32 AM   #131
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Let's all remember that Chicago at one time was the size of Milwaukee, and had suburbs like Wauwatosa. Can I compare Milwaukee and Chicago in the present? Absolutely not. But in the past the residents of the Windy City had to make key decisions and move forward developments just as we are doing today.
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Old January 7th, 2007, 03:44 PM   #132
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Let's all remember that Chicago at one time was the size of Milwaukee, and had suburbs like Wauwatosa. Can I compare Milwaukee and Chicago in the present? Absolutely not. But in the past the residents of the Windy City had to make key decisions and move forward developments just as we are doing today.
Yes but that was a different time. Then Chicago was growing very fast and right now Milwaukee is stagnant if not losing pop.
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Old January 7th, 2007, 03:46 PM   #133
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Sorry about the banner going up early, guys. I was told it'd be up the 31st. It still looks great, though.

No problem, I'm glad I got to see it! Yes, it decorated the forum very nicely.
Thanks to MilwaukeeMark for the pic!
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Old January 7th, 2007, 04:50 PM   #134
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Someone please contact this local site and let them know that the banner they are using is not Milwaukee's lakefront. They should be using the new one that MilwaukeeMark just placed as a banner. If you have not reviewed this webcam site of Milwaukee's lakefront, do so. It is the best!

http://www.lakefrontcam.com/
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Old January 7th, 2007, 07:10 PM   #135
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Someone please contact this local site and let them know that the banner they are using is not Milwaukee's lakefront. They should be using the new one that MilwaukeeMark just placed as a banner. If you have not reviewed this webcam site of Milwaukee's lakefront, do so. It is the best!

http://www.lakefrontcam.com/
True, that skyline is Baltimore's. MilwaukeeMarks banner would work perfect for that site though
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Old January 7th, 2007, 08:49 PM   #136
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Never understood why they have a banner of Baltimore up there
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Old January 7th, 2007, 08:54 PM   #137
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Someone please contact this local site and let them know that the banner they are using is not Milwaukee's lakefront. They should be using the new one that MilwaukeeMark just placed as a banner. If you have not reviewed this webcam site of Milwaukee's lakefront, do so. It is the best!

http://www.lakefrontcam.com/
this issue already came up on here this past spring. I PMed the admin for that site on the forum in regards to the banner back then and this was his response:

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It's the closest that we have found to what we were looking for.

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kind of a cop out if you ask me... :\
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Old January 8th, 2007, 01:25 AM   #138
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Construction Update: January 7, 2007

I'm going to update Emporis tonight with some new photos of First Place on the River and River Renaissance... thought I'd give you a sneak peek:

First Place on the River









River Renaissance









And for kicks, here's a view of the back side of UCT under construction. It was as close as I could get from the third ward with my telephoto lens...
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Old January 8th, 2007, 05:14 AM   #139
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the photos look great! Looks like RR is getting close to topping out. Plus, i just read an article in the Journal about Chicago and Milwaukee's metros growing together and how the need for rail is an issue. Great article btw...
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Old January 8th, 2007, 05:58 AM   #140
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Ooh, great pics Mark. I just drove north on 1st street earlier this evening and all the construction looks great. I love the angles of First Place that are visible when traveling north on 1st right next to the new Vetter Denk place.
Speaking of, what's the time table on that building? It seemed to take months just to build the elevator shaft.
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