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Construction on a new municipal garage is underway (note the huge hole in the ground behind the Madison Municipal Building between Doty and East Wilson streets). However, the developer said it is too expensive to construct a building on top of the underground ramp and is asking the city to fund a structural component of the project.
4/23/2018 update, "That big pile of dirt is gone", starts here.
View from just southwest of MLK Blvd.
3/2/2018 update, "What's going on behind the Madison Municipal Building?" starts here.
Installation of a new addition at the rear of MMB for staff and building support space.
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Video by Retiring Guy
Madison Municipal Building renovation
What's going on with renovations at the Madison Municipal Building? (Capital Times, 2/27/2017)
A $30 million plan to renovate the landmark Madison Municipal Building could be delayed two months, city engineers estimate, after bids from two general contractors came in significantly over the city’s budget.
City sighs relief with new bids for Madison Municipal Building renovation. (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/26/2017)
To save money, the city cut back masonry restoration, removed an audiovisual package, separated bids for historic window restoration on the second and third floors and changed a number of smaller items, said Bryan Cooper, an architect for the city’s Engineering Division.
Municipal Building renovations on track to finish by fall 2018. (Wisconsin State Journal, 8/28/2017)
Progress is also being made in the back of the building. Construction of the annex addition behind the rooftop courtyard is underway, Schuchardt said, and the crew has begun the masonry work at the courtyard as well.
10/1/2017 update starts here.
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Rendering of proposed renovation
Source: City of Madison
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Original 9/2/2015 post, "Then and Now: U.S Post Office and Courthouse/Madison (WI) Municipal Building", starts here.
Then. An undated linen postcard view.
About the building:
- Years of construction: 1927-1929
- Style: Neo-Classical Revival
- Original purpose: U.S. Post Office and Courthouse
- Current use: Madison Municipal Building
Other Madison Then and Now posts:
City-County Building. (9/1/2015)
Veterans Administration Hospital. (8/27/2015)
The Red Gym: When will the unobstructed view return? ()7/22/2015)
UW-Madison College of Agriculture. (7/22/2015)
Wisconsin State Historical Society. (7/21/2015)
UW-Madison Memorial Union. (7/21/2015)
240 West Gilman. (9/6/2013)
North Carroll Street between West Johnson and West Gorham. (9/5/2013)
East Mifflin & North Pinckney. (8/30/2013)