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Marriott Hotel Begins to Rise

The controversial Marriott hotel begins to rise.

By - Jun 22nd, 2012 10:33 am

The 200-room Marriott Hotel is starting to rise from the hole in the ground where three historic buildings once stood along Milwaukee St. in downtown Milwaukee. The controversial project faced opposition, including from myself, as originally proposed, because five historic buildings within the East Side Commercial District were to be demolished with no guarantee that anything would be built in place of the buildings. But after these fears were alleviated, and what was in fact a short, though tense, public process the hotel is now under construction. Although three historic buildings were lost to the wrecking ball, key buildings fronting Wisconsin Ave. are now being restored and integrated as part of the project.

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3 thoughts on “Friday Photos: Marriott Hotel Begins to Rise”

  1. Tyrell Track Master says:

    Good times. Glad this all got worked out. Frankly, I rather liked the original design on WI ave, despite the lost of a facade, but at any rate this ought to be a good deal for the city.

  2. Billy K says:

    when is this to be completed? and are there any renderings on urbanmilwaukee? would love to see some

  3. Dave Reid says:

    @Billy K It is supposed to be completed in mid-2013 and here are renderings/more info http://www.downtownmilwaukeehotel.com/

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