Jeramey Jannene
Eyes on Milwaukee

Is the Marcus Center a Historic Building?

Two architects have nominated 1969 building for historic designation, which would slow redesign.

By - Jan 28th, 2019 04:16 pm
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3 thoughts on “Eyes on Milwaukee: Is the Marcus Center a Historic Building?”

  1. Richard Schreiner says:

    Is it my imagination, or does the artist’s rendering of the treeless Kiley space look like MacArthur Square (the disliked and largely unused space east of the courthouse)? Yeech!

    I note also that the artist’s perspective is from someone floating in the air over Red Arrow Park – a perspective that conceals how the space might look from ground level and whether it would entice people in, or like MacArthur Square, repel them.

    I hope the tree grove will be saved and continue to provide a quiet, shaded space during the summer.

  2. Thomas Martinsen says:

    I think we should save the Chestnut trees. I have had many brown bag lunches under their shade, and I have met friends who also worked downtown enjoying the shade under those trees.

  3. Mary says:

    You used a photo by Tom Bamberger to illustrate this. He wrote an article back in 2014 about
    Kiley’s work at the MAM:

    In Public
    How Weʼve Abandoned Dan Kiley

    The great landscape artistʼs work for the Milwaukee Art Museum is being diminished by neglect. Part II in a series.
    By Tom Bamberger – Jan 16th, 2014 11:46 am

    I am wondering if he has he expressed an opinion about this work of Kiley’s and its fate?

    also: this is a matter of national interest:

    “Milwaukee rushes toward a zero-sum choice that could eradicate a Kiley landscape”

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