Milwaukee's 'Freeway To Nowhere'

Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist leads the effort to remove the city's 'freeway to nowhere' and reconnect a divided downtown.
September 8, 2003, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Demolition crews are finishing up one of the most dramatic public works projects in the city's history: the dismantling of the Park East Freeway, a half-mile elevated roadway built in the 70s as an east-west connector between Interstate 43 and a proposed lakefront freeway that-thankfully, by most accounts-never got built. The change promises to be a boon to developers because it frees up a big parcel of land for offices, homes and retail. In addition, with the removal of the freeway, a psychological barrier to businesses using the northern part of the business district is gone."

Thanks to The Practice of New Urbanism

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Published on Thursday, September 4, 2003 in The Slatin Report
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