Jeramey Jannene
Eyes on Milwaukee

New East Library is a Jewel

Wow, what an improvement. Our photos capture the technology-rich and architecturally impressive new library

By - Nov 21st, 2014 01:32 pm
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4 thoughts on “Eyes on Milwaukee: New East Library is a Jewel”

  1. Anne Stadler Vaillancourt says:

    A great article about a wonderful library. I’m looking forward to the opening today and what the future holds for East Library.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The East Library is beautiful, current, and a great example of a “public-private partnership” made possible because city officials were smart enough to NOT SELL THE LAND it’s built on. We all need to urge County (and City) officials before December 18 to NOT SELL the valuable land O’Donnell Park sits on. Citizens will lose all ownership and use rights and the potential to re-imagine that public space for generations. You can only “preserve” a park by selling (or giving) it to a nonprofit conservancy set up to manage it for public use, not a for-profit corporation that acquires all customary rights of privately owned property.

  3. Jeramey Jannene says:

    @Anonymous – The city did actually sell the land the library was on. They traded it for a condominium which constitutes the box the library is in. I’m not an expert in condominium law, but I don’t believe it’s correct to say they own the land. They own a box that sits on it.

  4. John Cooper says:

    I was there at this afternoon’s madhouse of a grand opening. I think it’s safe to say I’ve never seen so many people in a library before! But despite all the noise and my introvert discomfort at rubbing shoulders with strangers, it was instantly clear to me that this is a welcoming, deeply comfortable space, and I enjoyed being there. I very much look forward to returning on a more normal day.

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