Saturday, March 4, 2017

UPDATE. The Towering Isthmus, Capitol Square development from the top of the Dane County parking ramp

Video and photo by Retiring Guy

Office opportunities:  A glimpse inside.  (Urban Land Interests)

Residential opportunities:  The Pressman

Other "Towering Isthmus" posts:
UPDATE.  AC Hotel Madison:  Overhang is revealed.  (3/4/2017)
UPDATE.  Lyric Apartments on East Washington Avenue.  (2/20/2017)
UPDATE.  Another look at Ovation 309.  (10/22/2016)
UPDATE.  The shadow and light massiveness of  hubBa.  (11/17/2016)
'Boutique' just means you can't afford to stay there.  (10/15/2016)
UPDATE.  Uncommon, the final shot.  (9/16/2016)
UPDATE.  Capitol's Edge Apartments, the final shots.  (9/16/2016)
UPDATE:  The Lux on West Johnson Street.  (1/15/2016)
670,000 square foot development risin' on the 800 block of East Washington.  (4/19/2015)
Sleeping and entertainment destination to rise in the middle of this photo.  (1/11/2015)
A behemoth hogs the skyline from Bascom Hill.  (12/14/2014)
Cranes at dusk.  (12/11/2014)
UPDATE: The Towering Isthmus: The Towers of Porta Bella.  (11/23/2013)
The Hub, the new hulk in town.  (11/16/2014)
North Bedford Street Project Still in the Proposal Stage.  (11/11/2014)
Coming soon: Another chapter in The Towering Isthmus Saga? (9/19/2014)
Blue Velvet.  (9/10/2014)
The New Edgewater Hotel gets ready for its fireworks celebration.  (9/10/2014)
Among the first wave of towers on the Isthmus.  (9/9/2014)
For those of you who haven't stood at the intersection of West Gilman and State Street in Madison Wisconsin lately.  (9/9/2014)
A tree grows on West Gilman Street.  (9/9/2014)
Nobly or otherwise, this is no longer the question.  (9/8/2014)
Deconstruction complete at 17, 19, 25 North Webster and 201 East Mifflin Streets.  (9/7/2014)
The towering isthmus (left to right).  (8/27/2014)
The Towering Isthmus (and the 3 cranes): For folks who can afford the view.  (7/22/2014)
That Was Then, This is Now: The 400 Block of West Gilman.  (7/18/2014)
New housing rising.  (5/8/2014)
Cranes over Porta Bella.  (4/22/2014)
Doug Moe:  The Baskerville at 100.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 5/5/2013)

2/18/2017 update,  "Capitol Square development from both sides of the Baskerville point",  starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy

2/6/2017 update, "Capitol Square development begins to assert itself", starts here.

From left to right:  Jackman Building (1913-1914), new construction, The Baskerville (1913-1914).

2 views from West Doty

All photos by Retiring Guy

1/14/2017 update, "Old National Bank Capitol Square development at dusk", at night.

Photo by Retiring Guy

12/22/2016 video update.

12/10/2016 update, "The 88-unit apartment building takes shape", starts here.

That's the recently refurbished Inn on the Park in the distance at right.  It is now known as the Park Hotel, which you won't find in this aerial view.  (Some fake-news susceptible folks might think they've taken over the Capitol.)

Photo by Retiring Guyt

Anchor Bank is no more, taken over by the Indiana-based Old National Bank.

11/17/2016 update, " The Towering Isthmus, Anchor Bank Capitol Square development, night and day", starts here.

From West Doty and South Carroll.

Photos by Retiring Guy

From in front of the Public Safety Building on West Doty.

 Just up South Hamilton from the Baskerville.  (In upper right distance.)


Standing in front of the Public Safety Building on West Doty.

(9/16/2016 update.)  Pretty soon, I'm going to have to find a different vantage point.

Photo and video by Retiring Guy


From the Urban Land Interests website:
Upon completion in Summer 2017, this development will consist of:
  •  fully renovated, Class A office building with a new modern glass façade 
    • 171,000 rentable square feet of office space and
    •  32,000 rentable square feet of ground floor restaurant / retail space 
    •  538 stalls of underground parking extending beneath Carroll Street spread across 5 levels  
  • high-end apartment building 
    • 88 rental apartments 
    • 6,700 rentable square feet of ground floor restaurant / retail space. 

Saturday, August 6

Friday, June 10

Thursday, May 5


Monday, March 21

Anchor Bank timeline.

1919.   First office opens at 1 East Main Street.
1928.  Moves office to Joseph M. Boyd Building on South Carroll.
1941.  New location at South Carroll and West Washington opens for business.

Photo credit:  The Anchor Log (1964)
(Found in the Madison Central Library vertical files)

Still looks pretty much the same, although it's no longer an Anchor property.

Photo by Retiring Guy
1964.  Anchor moves its operations to 10-story building on West Main and South Carroll.

Source:  The Anchor Log

1975.  Construction of addition to east side of the building, which is now undergoing remodeling as part of the Anchor Bank on the Square project.

Photo by Retiring Guy

Friday, March 12.


Final piece of ambitious AnchorBank project going before city's design commission. (Capital Times, 4/21/2015)
The project has been in the works for years, with Urban Land Interests planning major renovations and an expansion to the existing AnchorBank office building at 25 W. Main St. As the project gained approval, ULI expanded the scope to include the bank’s 50-year-old parking garage, located across South Carroll Street. 
The plans now include tearing down that parking garage, constructing a 548-stall underground parking ramp beneath South Carroll Street and building a mixed-use apartment building where the garage once stood.

Urban Land Interests:  Anchor Bank

Findorff:  Anchor Bank Expansion & Renovation

As these photos from last summer show, the project was approved and quickly moved forward.

Anchor Bank building and Risser Justice Center

Demolishing the parking ramp gets underway

Looking down South Carroll Street

Here's what the project sites looks like as of January 30, 2016.

Doty & Carroll

The excavation

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