The Good MuralApr 19th, 2020 by Tom Bamberger
Murals have spread across town and are mostly predictable. But there is at least one exception.
Scooters Are the FutureDec 19th, 2019 by Tom Bamberger
Which means automobiles in cities must learn to adjust.
Homeless Tent City Is a DemocracyAug 2nd, 2019 by Tom Bamberger
It’s actually several communities, and all are civil, orderly and well-run.
The Lost Legacy of Harry WeeseApr 22nd, 2019 by Tom Bamberger
Why the Marcus Center and Kiley grove are not historic.
A Rising Star in ArchitectureMar 26th, 2019 by Tom Bamberger
I missed the boat on architect Matt Rinka. High time for a reconsideration.
Nonsense In Front of City HallJan 18th, 2019 by Tom Bamberger
The sculpture by Tony Cragg is a great work — but not for the reasons you might expect.
The Best and Worst of BricksDec 21st, 2018 by Tom Bamberger
Architect Jim Shields talks about the importance of bricks in Milwaukee’s buildings.
Does “People’s Flag” Need New Colors?Nov 19th, 2018 by Tom Bamberger
Changing the mustard-yellow sky would make it pop more.
The Magic of Lakeshore State ParkAug 29th, 2018 by Tom Bamberger
There’s nothing else like it in the city. So why is there a plan to change it?
About Those Streetcar StopsMar 27th, 2018 by Tom Bamberger
Why not a dramatic uniform design for them? Well, because.
Coakley’s Water Tower Is Pure FunDec 8th, 2017 by Tom Bamberger
Weak from close up, but sparkles from far away.
Northwestern Mutual Plaza Is a TriumphDec 1st, 2017 by Tom Bamberger
Gardens and landscaping for NM Tower and Commons create a strikingly urban campus.