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07.11.2014 | 111 days ago | Posted at 08:45 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
With so much construction during the summer season, it can be difficult to tell which closures are serious and which ones are relatively minor. Here's one of the major ones: Beginning Friday, July 18 at 11 p.m., I-94 will be closed to all traffic between WI-100 in the west and the Zoo Interchange in the east. Traffic delays backups are expected.The closure is so workers can add new bridge spans fo...
Thursday, June 7, 2012

Short Orders

Casablanca (728 E. Brady St.) continues to be a Milwaukee favorite for Middle Eastern fare. The restaurant is in the midst of a major construction project—the building is encased in scaffolding, there is a temporary kitchen, and steel columns...
Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Guy Gugliotta offers excellent account in 'Freedom's Cap'

The bitter irony running through Guy Gugliotta's Freedom's Cap: The United States Capitol and the Coming of the Civil War (Hill & Wang) is that the politician most responsible for constructing the country's physical seat of government in Washington...
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009

Doing Business on Humboldt Avenue

Dining and entertainment is at the heart of every great neighborhood, but what happens when its main artery is blocked? The Humboldt Avenue Bridge has been under construction for a year and is a lifeline for many restaurants and bars bordering the Milwaukee River. Plagued by the recession, these restaurants are not fully blaming the bridge construction for slow sales, but agree that it is an obstacle...
Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Architecture Review

Hollyhock House, a residence in Los Angeles that Frank Lloyd Wright designed for oil-rich heiress Aline Barnsdall in 1919, is not among the architect’s most celebrated works. Indeed, it belongs to what has been considered by some historians as a less illustrious, almost anomalistic period of his career. However, within the last decade or so, there has been a resurgence of interest in the building, culminating in an exhibit by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs that includes the Hollyhock House drawings in its possession as well as photographs by Edmund Teske, a friend of both Barnsdall and Wright. Through June 15, some of these drawings and photographs can be seen at Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum.

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