Saturday, February 18, 2017

Donald Trump delves into the intricate details of Obamacare replacement



Transcript: President Donald Trump’s rally in Melbourne, Florida.  (Vox, 2/18/2017)

I've listening to people tripping on acid who make more sense.

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As seen on TV: Donald Trump revisits Mexican rapists remark at Florida 2020 campaign rally.  (2/18/2017)
Actually, Donald, Thomas Jefferson did not fight with the 'media'  (2/18/2017)

As seen on TV: Donald Trump revisits Mexican rapists remark at Florida 2020 campaign rally



Transcript: President Donald Trump’s rally in Melbourne, Florida.  (Vox, 2/18/2017)

Actually, Donald, Thomas Jefferson did not fight with the 'media'


First use determined by Merriam Webster citation files

Transcript: President Donald Trump’s rally in Melbourne, Florida.  (Vox, 2/18/2017)

In fact, Jefferson was an unqualified supporter of freedom of the press.


Thomas Jefferson on the Importance of a Free Press #NotTheEnemy.  (patheos, 2/17/2017)

McKenzie Place UPDATE: As seen from Burrows Park



Let's zoom in a bit


Burrows Park, Madison WI


1/10/2017 update, "Windows installed, cladding underway", starts here.

Photo by Retiring Guy

Rendering found at rent.com




11/10/2016 update,  "It's across the street from Kappel's Clock Shop", start here.


1-bedroom floor plan
Source:  Apartment Guide


1-bedroom apartment with den



3 bedrooms each with its own bath and walk-in closet


All photos by Retiring Guy

In busisness at this location since 1973.    Kappel’s Clock Shop touts itself as the largest antique clock shop in the Midwest, and it wears that distinction with pride. Long ago, Kappel chose to eschew technological advances.


8/26/2016 update, "Building framing underway at Sherman-Fordem triangle" (McKenzie Place), starts here.






iPhone panorama



6/14/2016 update, " Excavation and foundation work begin at 'just way too big' development at Sherman & Fordem triangle intersection, starts here.

Latest series of photos taken today from a variety of perspectives.

Looking north along Sherman Avenue.




Looking north from a point closer to Fordem Avenue.




Looking southwest from Fordem Avenue.



Looking south from the point of the Sherman-Fordem triangle.



2/29/2016 update, "Mackenzie Place development at a standstill", starts here.

The site, cleared and fenced.  (Sunday, February 27, 2016)



Since last August, there has been the obligatory neighborhood outcry.

Neighbors criticize proposed apartment building at Sherman and Fordem: 'It's just way too big' . (Capital Times, 9/12/2015)

After which, adjustments are made.

Proposed development at Sherman and Fordem avenues OK'd at lower height.  (Capital Times, 10/3/2015)

City of Madison DPCED Planning:  2017-2249 Sherman Avenue.


Original 8/13/2015 post, "Sherman-Fordem triangle to get a new look", starts here.

The McKenzie Place redevelopment plan also includes underground parking and 6700 square feet of retail space.  (2 renderings accompany CT article.)

Three abandoned buildings, including the former National Food Stores grocery (at center right), and lots of weeds now occupy this space.

Photo by Retiring Guy

60-unit apartment building proposed for corner of Fordem and Sherman avenues.  (Capital Times, 8/12/2014)

When preservationists go overboard.
The Fish & Schulkamp building, opened in 1948 as a National Food Stores location, has some historic value, the city's Landmarks Commission said. At its May 11 meeting, the commission passed a motion expressing regret for the loss of the building, which it said was "a good representation of a 1950s commercial building."

Even though it was built in the late 1940s.

Yet another inane quote from the president with the emotional development of a 6 year old


[emphasis added]

LIVE UPDATES: Trump slams ‘fake media,’ addresses jobs, manufacturing at Melbourne rally.  (Palm Beach Post, 2/18/2017)

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Other emo posts:
President with emotional development of 6 year old attends National Prayer Breakfast, settles scores.  (2/2/2017)
Donald Trump: Stuck in the middle of 1952.  (8/23/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 6 year old promotes gun nonsense.  (8/9/2016)
Dear Donald Trump, I was wrong; you don't have the emotional development of a 12 year old. My apologies. (6/23/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old cruising on inheritance.  (6/20/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old tweets more nonsense.  (5/14/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old resorts to name-calling when zinged.  (5/11/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old has a very important, major engagement.  (3/16/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old still makes case for his beautiful, powerful, large penis.  (3/6/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old brags he's the only one who can beat Clinton.  (3/3/2016)
Presidential candidate with the emotional development of a 12 year old disavows.  (3/1/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old wings it.  (2/29/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old weighs in on Rubio and last night's debate.  (2/26/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old tells us how he really feels.  (2/23/2016)
Yes, Donny, get angry, cuz we want a brave man, a cave man.  (2/22/2016)
Thin-skinned Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old fires volley at Pope.  (2/18/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old should go ahead and put it in the want ads.  (1/29/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old plans to skip debate.  (1/27/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old reacts to SOTU.  (1/13/2016)

UPDATE. The Towering Isthmus, Capitol Square development from both sides of the Baskerville point


Doug Moe:  The Baskerville at 100.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 5/5/2013)


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.)



10/22/2016.  


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

Other "Towering Isthmus" posts:
UPDATE.  Another look at Ovation 309.  (10/22/2016)
UPDATE.  Oh, the sun shines bright on my hubbA hubBa home...".  (10/15/2016)
'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)
Another development starts to rise along East Washington Avenue.  (8/23/2016)
UPDATE. The Towering Isthmus, Anchor Bank Capitol Square development.  (8/9/2016)
AC Hotel Madison at East Washington & North Webster (view from Capitol observation deck).  (7/4/2016)
UPDATE:  The Lux on West Johnson Street.  (1/15/2016)
UPDATE:  Madison Plan Commission rejects 10-story boutique hotel to take place of Pahl Tire.  (10/14/2015)
UPDATE:  9 more stories to go.  (9/26/2015)
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)


(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 fa├žade 
    • 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. 

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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.

video

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