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Old August 16th, 2007, 05:42 AM   #21
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Not only do I miss the Lafayette Place (32 stories), but I also miss the Rana Tower Hotel (19 stories), the 1000 North Water Street Phase II (33 stories), the River Tower (25 stories), the Broadway-Wisconsin Tower (24 stories), the Time Insurance Tower (24 stories), and the Summit & Woodstock Apartments Tower (17 stories). Not to mention all of the proposed developments that are currently in limbo. All of which would have been a great abundance of high-rise infill that Milwaukee currently lacks.
My goodness, how about LPT at 40-some stories, Ghazi's project (which is still alive, I believe) at 32 stories, Blue Cross-Blue Shield's first rendering of a 30-story tower (anybody have a rendering of this?) on the site where that 10-story stub on W. Michigan, etc. etc.
This city would have to be a heck of a lot bigger to have absorbed all of these projects over the years. And, I'm sure I've missed some.
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Old August 16th, 2007, 02:56 PM   #22
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Back in the 70's when it was considering building a new headquarters, it was only Blue Cross at the time - they hadn't merged with Blue Shield yet. At the time BC had offices all over Milwaukee, including at Teutonia and Capitol, near Sherman and Woolworth, and other smaller offices. If Blue Cross had built their new building as planned, the building would have resembled a cross.

If you look at the current 10-story building, you see that only the 9th & 10th floors have windows that completely circle the building, while the lower floors do not have windows in the corners.

This scheme would have extended the entire building - so that the middle floors would have dark windows encircling the building - while the lower and upper floors would not have corner windows. The result would be somewhat of a cross.

And this building has been completely vacant since BCBS moved out Memorial Day 2006.

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My goodness, how about LPT at 40-some stories, Ghazi's project (which is still alive, I believe) at 32 stories, Blue Cross-Blue Shield's first rendering of a 30-story tower (anybody have a rendering of this?) on the site where that 10-story stub on W. Michigan, etc. etc.
This city would have to be a heck of a lot bigger to have absorbed all of these projects over the years. And, I'm sure I've missed some.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 07:24 AM   #23
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Have you guys seen the video for this project at ParkLafayette.com ?
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Old August 29th, 2007, 08:35 PM   #24
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It's horrible cheesy
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Old August 30th, 2007, 12:07 AM   #25
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I have to be honest. I do not care for this design or the "twin tower" effect. I am sure it is just me, but I thought I would voice my opinion. I feel that Milwaukee could do better, especially when I look at those two towers that were just constructed. Something like University club tower or something and the one next to it? Great to see the project start construction, but the design is something I expect from Indy lol not Milwaukee, you guys actually design good buildings!
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Old August 30th, 2007, 04:49 AM   #26
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I can see that the design isn't the best. But this set of buildings gives Milwaukee something it desperately needs, which is brand new yet "affordable" highrise living along the lake. This is key for a vibrant, diverse downtown, and is something that Milwaukee is very much lacking right now.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 05:47 AM   #27
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It's a darn good project, and a very fine video.

Judge for yourselves: http://parklafayette.com/home.asp
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Old August 30th, 2007, 05:56 PM   #28
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I liked the video. Some of the prose was a bit over-indulgent, but overall I think it gives a positive impression of this project, whose greatest asset is location, location, location. And the architecture isn't that bad, either. The floating framework at the sharp angles of each tower is an interesting touch. It reminds me of the ABN AMRO Plaza building in Chicago, designed by Destafano + Partners:

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Does anyone know if this project will have any ground-level retail? From the looks of the video that doesn't appear to be the case.
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 08:15 AM   #29
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Does anyone know if this project will have any ground-level retail? From the looks of the video that doesn't appear to be the case.
I believe they added retail to the base sometime around the news of Urban Outfitters going kitty-corner.
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 05:24 AM   #30
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Hey I snapped a photo of Park Lafayette starting to rise up today:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/davereid/1419849507/
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Old October 21st, 2007, 12:36 AM   #31
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Construction Update | October 20, 2007

Nothing much to see as of yet because of where they're at but I thought I'd post a few pictures anyway.





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Old October 24th, 2007, 01:41 PM   #32
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I added some photos to my Park Lafayette set (since its been a month)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/daverei...7602295343381/
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Old October 24th, 2007, 08:19 PM   #33
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Much further along than I thought. Thanks
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Old October 24th, 2007, 11:10 PM   #34
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Well they've got what 18 stories to go so it will be awhile. Though I've got to think this nice weather in October has helped.
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Old October 25th, 2007, 01:53 AM   #35
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The cranes are visible right through the MAM addition if you're on the offramp for Lincoln Memorial Drive. It's quite impressive.

Or is that for Columbia St. Marys?
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Old October 25th, 2007, 04:47 AM   #36
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Both probably between the two projects there are about 5 cranes up there.
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Old October 25th, 2007, 06:08 AM   #37
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Wow. That's great! I was wondering what I was truly seeing. Next time I hope I have my camera with me.
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Old October 25th, 2007, 07:21 AM   #38
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Yea as far as my crane count goes last I saw Park Lafayette had 2 the hospital had 3, and then whatever the casino has. It's actually pretty slow right now in that departmtn, but the breakwater should have one I'd imagine and maybe the north end (not sure if tall enough). The staybridge has a big crane but not of the tower variety.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 06:38 AM   #39
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Any new update pics anyone?!?!
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They seem to be moving along, and it's going to be a big building on that block...
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