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Old April 27th, 2007, 05:01 AM   #81
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i don't understand why people hate the blue color so much on the fed plaza, what color do they want it, cement grey????????? we need color in a skyline and i think that the fed plaza does a good job of breaking up the cement, browns, and greys that make up other buildings like 411 E wisc......
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Old April 27th, 2007, 05:07 AM   #82
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Damn, I love the colour of the Reuss building and will always be a proponent in more colour in large downtown buildings.
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Old April 27th, 2007, 06:08 AM   #83
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I have to agree, I love the federal building.. only complaint is that it isn't taller!
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Old April 29th, 2007, 03:18 AM   #84
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I have to agree, I love the federal building.. only complaint is that it isn't taller!

my thoughts exactly,,, THANK YOU!!!!!!
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Old April 29th, 2007, 05:02 AM   #85
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Well I guess everyone has their own opinions about the building. I don't know if blue should be the new color for the proposed high rise buildings downtown, but something like a deep red could work too. All I know is white shouldn't be on there, and brown is kinda bland.
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Old April 30th, 2007, 08:50 PM   #86
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The Moderne in Milwaukee's skyline, thanks to the JS:


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Old May 3rd, 2007, 08:47 AM   #87
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Well I guess everyone has their own opinions about the building. I don't know if blue should be the new color for the proposed high rise buildings downtown, but something like a deep red could work too. All I know is white shouldn't be on there, and brown is kinda bland.
I like the color of the Chase Bank building (originally the Marine Bank, then Bank One). It is different because it draws from the lake, or ocean, for its color. I also wouldn't mind seeing a new high rise pick up a similar color used by Northwestern Mutual's 16-story box, sort of a brownish-mauve color. It's just time to move past white, for all its cleanness.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 08:55 AM   #88
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I like the color of the Chase Bank building (originally the Marine Bank, then Bank One). It is different because it draws from the lake, or ocean, for its color. I also wouldn't mind seeing a new high rise pick up a similar color used by Northwestern Mutual's 16-story box, sort of a brownish-mauve color. It's just time to move past white, for all its cleanness.
Another point we both agree on. A bluish or brownish color would serve the skyline well, and lessen the monotone feel we might get.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 07:37 PM   #89
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All add on to this: We need GLASS and lots of it. The skyline looks like it was made entirely of colored cinder blocks.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 08:24 PM   #90
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Yeah, we absolutely need more glass. Milwaukee is a very european feeling city, though, so we can't have too much glass. It has to be gradual, and I think it is.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 09:16 PM   #91
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All add on to this: We need GLASS and lots of it. The skyline looks like it was made entirely of colored cinder blocks.
I can't believe I forgot about glass....I'm a big fan of using glass on buildings if done the right way.
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Old May 4th, 2007, 10:21 PM   #92
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I agree on the glass!! Like you said, not too much. Metal too could be nice.

For example, more buildings like Cathedral Square. Only bigger!
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Old May 5th, 2007, 01:19 AM   #93
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I would go for 1 or 2 glass structures in the milwaukee skyline, but I am not a big fan of skylines that are half glass, and I don't think that glass is a good facade for residential condos.
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Old May 5th, 2007, 02:23 AM   #94
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One thing I really admire about the building is the view it will have from the upper stories. Just imagine looking down @ the river and the skyline in the background(looking east).
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