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Milwaukee Intermodal Station Train Shed Project to Start in October (Renderings)

By - Sep 4th, 2010 06:58 pm
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The second phase of the redevelopment of the Milwaukee Intermodal Station will begin next month.  The $18 million project, which has been in the works since as early as 2005, will be a significant, long overdue, upgrade to the more than forty-year-old train shed.  The driving factors behind the project is to bring the train shed into ADA, fire, and Homeland Security compliance as well as to match the train shed to the rest of the facility.

Although this project is not part of the City of Milwaukee’s oversight, at the September 1st, 2010 meeting of the Milwaukee Common Council Alderman Joe Dudzik brought a resolution forward that had it been approved would have requested the state delay the project until after the gubernatorial race.  Alderman Bob Bauman responded to Alderman Dudzik’s resolution, by explaining that since 1965 the train shed hasn’t seen an upgrade of much significance.  He pointed out the structure has “rusting steel members”, “cracked and broken platform areas”, and went on to say that “any reasonable person would agree this facility is suffering from deferred maintenance.”  Dudzik’s measure was soundly defeated by a vote of 13 No’s, 1 Yes, and 1 Excused.

Below is a Gallery of the Milwaukee Intermodal Station Train Shed Redevelopment Renderings


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9 thoughts on “Milwaukee Intermodal Station Train Shed Project to Start in October (Renderings)”

  1. Danny says:

    BEAUTIFUL! I love when projects actually follow through and improve the city! Can’t wait to see it done, next time I visit.!

  2. Dave Reid says:

    @Danny Yes, I look forward to see this project get underway as well.

  3. Alex says:

    Looks nice. It be nice to see some large screen tvs playing commercials and just regular tvs. In Europe there are large TVs all over the place. I think they beautify and modernize facilities.

  4. Scott says:

    As someone who takes the train to/from Chicago regularly, this will be a most welcome addition. No longer will 3:30 Hiawatha and Empire Builder passengers have to wait for each others’ trains to depart (to say nothing of improved access to the elderly and physically challenged). Only regret was that we couldn’t afford to have Calatrava redesign it. He’s got a nice resume including Orient Station in Lisbon – http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t226/urbanity_es/blog/andy54321b.jpg

  5. Nick says:

    The conservative gubernatorial candidates are already crapping their pants about this upgrade. I think their heads would explode if we brought in a Starchitect.

  6. Joel says:

    NICE! Any idea how long total construction will take?

  7. Dave Reid says:

    @Joel The Train shed should be completed by early 2012

  8. Eric Schierer says:

    Noticed today that Tommy Thompson now opposes the Milwaukee-Madison extension of the Chicago-Milwaukee Hiawatha Service trains, a project he had been very supportive of as governor. I had held out a glimmer of hope that perhaps he would be a voice of reason in the increasingly anti-rail GOP.

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