Results tagged with 'Architecture'
Published Oct. 13, 2014
Though Jack Pettey's name isn't the biggest graffiti in the attic at Maryland Avenue School, for some reason it -- and the date, 1946 -- jumps out at you. When I snapped some photographs, Pettey's distinctive scrawl made it into the frame and his name was etched in my memory. Last week, I snapped another photo of it. This time, Pettey himself was in the picture.
Published July 28, 2014
In honor of Downtown Employee Appreciation Week -- and the start of State Fair -- I offer up this little quiz. Be the first to post a talkback with correct answers to the questions accompanying all five images and you'll win a pair of State Fair tickets.
Published July 11, 2014
Lately, I've been noticing how many buildings on Vliet Street have facades featuring different kinds of tile work. Here are some of my favorites.
Published June 5, 2014
The undulating forms are the faBRICK Pavilion, winner of the Marcus Prize, a temporary pavilion designed and built by UWM architecture students along with Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto and associate dean Mo Zell.
Published June 3, 2014
Quite an alluring headline, right? Let me explain. I'm an inveterate photo snapper, thanks to the iPhone. I see something, anything, interesting in the Milwaukee landscape and I think, "that might be a good story." But I take way more pictures than I can ever write about.
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I thought it might be fun for readers to find out how to build an igloo. They provide shelter and retain heat when frigid temperatures threaten human safety. Here is how: Step 1. Cut blocks from dry, hard, hard snow, using a snow saw or large knife. Each block should...
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