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Old October 23rd, 2007, 08:22 PM   #21
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I think it is horrible.

Worse yet, it is very Donald Trump Wanna-be.
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 09:32 PM   #22
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Now I get it:
"Amenities
Lobby
The BreakWater Condominiums entrance lobby has been designed to have the feel of a museum
in Rome – with stone columns, sexy lighting, and decorative marble floors." http://www.breakwater-condominiums.com/amenities.html


Or do I?
"Clubhouse
The design for the BreakWater’s clubhouse is now complete... The proposed design also ties in with the look and character of the entrance lobby.
It is envisioned that the artwork theme will be French posters from the 1920’s." ibid.

No mention of sexy lighting though. I guess that might make it too much like a museum, and the developer wants this to be a real swingin', Ol' Blue Eyes kinda place, doesn't he.
Ouch. What on earth is going on here? The renderings of the lobby DO NOT match the building's exterior...AT ALL!! Well, I 'spose there are some people who will eat this up.
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Old November 24th, 2007, 04:54 PM   #23
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Breakwater is now building

It looks to me like demolition is complete and they have begun building the foundation.
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And I've taken a bunch more here as well..
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Old November 24th, 2007, 11:16 PM   #24
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I wasn't even aware that the building had been approved already. It's sad that it's so bland looking, but I definitely won't complain about a new building.
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Old November 25th, 2007, 06:06 PM   #25
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I wasn't even aware that the building had been approved already. It's sad that it's so bland looking, but I definitely won't complain about a new building.
lol. I think you just did.
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Old November 25th, 2007, 08:11 PM   #26
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Oh yea they're pretty quick approvals, with DCD only really fighting them over the balcony design... It may not be great but it's much better than what was there..
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Old November 25th, 2007, 09:43 PM   #27
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I think it will look slightly better once built. Those renderings are such low-quality, as are all of Renner's renderings. Not that his buildings turn out that great in the end...but here's hoping.
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Old November 27th, 2007, 01:10 AM   #28
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The breakwater is a fitting name. Looks like you could lay it on lake michigan and use it as a breakwater. Heh.

No really, I want to be optimistic that this will look great once finished.
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Old December 5th, 2007, 05:54 PM   #29
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For the past couple days they have been erecting a second crane, this one is taking up half of Farwell... which also means this is not a tower crane either.
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Old December 5th, 2007, 10:02 PM   #30
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This will be the largest crawler crane in the state of Wisconsin when assembled, will have a reach of 400'.

http://http://www.biztimes.com/reale...ly/2007/11/28/
Scroll down until you see the rendering of Breakwater.
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Old December 8th, 2007, 01:50 AM   #31
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I got the picture below from my weekly email from the develper. It shows how the building will compare to its surroundings and the giant crane.

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Old December 10th, 2007, 11:01 PM   #32
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nice rendering gives a good example how it will be.
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Old December 10th, 2007, 11:42 PM   #33
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I am interested to see what this building will look like once completed
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Old December 12th, 2007, 06:20 AM   #34
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I am interested to see what this building will look like once completed
I think it is going to be very bland, nothing special, I wont go so far as to say it's ugly though. I'm very surprised on how fast this building was approved and how fast they sold units in it. It was only 7 months ago when this first appeared in the paper and they've already broken ground on it few weeks ago. Amazing!
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Old December 12th, 2007, 06:55 AM   #35
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I think it is going to be very bland, nothing special, I wont go so far as to say it's ugly though. I'm very surprised on how fast this building was approved and how fast they sold units in it. It was only 7 months ago when this first appeared in the paper and they've already broken ground on it few weeks ago. Amazing!
You know, this building may not win any architectural awards, but it isn't that bad-looking, IMO. I believe this will be a solid addition to the neighborhood, and the suddenly north-extending skyline. My goodness, with this building, Park LaFayette and the recently-proposed 20-story tower at St. John's, Milwaukee's Gold Coast is on the way.

By the way, wasn't there an even taller condo once proposed along Prospect -- say in the 30-story range -- a year ago, or so? What's up (or not) with that?
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Old December 12th, 2007, 03:45 PM   #36
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This may not be the most exciting looking building, but I think it will help bridge the gap between the east side towers, and the towers downtown. Right now there is a clear gap, which looks strange IMO.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 05:39 PM   #37
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By the way, wasn't there an even taller condo once proposed along Prospect -- say in the 30-story range -- a year ago, or so? What's up (or not) with that?
Yes, there is a proposal for a 30 story tower at 1646 North Prospect Avenue by Residential Homes of America, Inc. Don't know any more than that.
And I happen to like the looks of the Breakwater. I think it will change a few negative opinions once it's completed.
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Old December 13th, 2007, 03:31 AM   #38
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Yes, there is a proposal for a 30 story tower at 1646 North Prospect Avenue by Residential Homes of America, Inc. Don't know any more than that.
And I happen to like the looks of the Breakwater. I think it will change a few negative opinions once it's completed.
In fact that proposal is very dead, replaced by two 20 story towers under construction right now. You can read about it here as Park Lafayette:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=446109
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Old December 13th, 2007, 05:07 AM   #39
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You're right Jesse276. Then the Emporis Website isn't up to date in their skyscraper listing for Milwaukee. At #105 they have Lafayette Place at 32 stories as "Never Built". And at #106 they have the previously mentioned the 30 story 1646 North Prospect Avenue as "Proposed". It is obvious that the 30 story 1646 North Prospect proposal should also be listed as "Never Built", and not "Proposed". Sorry about posting bad info.
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Old December 13th, 2007, 06:22 AM   #40
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No, Emporis has the correct listings...you guys are confusing projects.

Lafayette Place (the 32-story proposal from several years ago) was canceled a few years ago. Park Lafayette (the twin 20-story towers) is currently under construction on that site instead.

1646 North Prospect is a new proposal from earlier this year, for a completely different site, and is still an active proposal, just not advanced enough to be put out there for the public yet.
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