Saturday, January 5, 2019

Most young Americans say, "Don't thank me!"


Top Counties for Army Recruitment   
The 500 counties with the highest recruitment rates in a given year as a percentage of population, excluding counties with fewer than five recruits.


Yes, they are almost all rural counties.  (That's Marinette County in Wisconsin.)

The Army, in Need of Recruits, Turns Focus to Liberal-Leaning Cities.  (The New York Times, 1/4/2019)
The Army is not quite counting on miracles, but after falling 6,500 soldiers short of its goal nationwide for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, it is trying a new strategy that might seem almost as unlikely. 
Rather than focus on more conservative regions of the country that traditionally fill the ranks, the Army plans a big push in 22 left-leaning cities, like Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle, where relatively few recruits have signed up.

June Odmark Wiggins (1934-2018) Warren High School class of 1952



1952 Dragon yearbook

1967 Warren City Directory (no entries)
1983 Warren City Directory

June enjoyed a run of 27 years (1915-1941) in the top 100, peaking at #39 in 1925.  Her popularity increasingly waned starting in the 1960s, causing her to disappear from view after 1986.   Since 2008, she's staged an impressive comeback.

Source:  Social Security Administration

Other class of '52 grads:
2018
Richard Hansen.  (1/2/2018)

2017
Donald "Dean" Webster.  (8/2/2017)
Earl Henry Campbell.  (7/17/2017)
Theodore Shaw.  (6/7/2017)
Richard Suppa.  (5/27/2017)
Neil Siefert.  (4/18/2017)
Mary Anne Handest McHenry.  (3/23/2017)
Reynold Flatt.  (2/27/2017)

2016
Donald Merkle.  (9/23/2016)
Minnie Bonavita Miller.  (6/10/2016)
Myra Wilson Babcock.  (5/19/2016)
Norma Pierce Nielsen.  (4/6/2016)
Santo 'Sam' Pascuzzi.  (2/14/2016)

2015
Glenn Culbertson.  (10/23/2015)

2014
Elizabeth Eggleston Hoffman.  (10/17/2014)

"Build Me Up Buttercup" by the Foundations debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending January 4, 1969


The Foundations scored their first top 10 hit with "Build Me Up Buttercup", which can now be heard at every Wisconsin Badgers home football game at Camp Randall Stadium, many in the crowd continuing to sing a capella when the song stop before reaching its end.  In early 1968, the group missed the top 10 by a single position with "Baby Now That I've Found You".

In other chart action for this week's class, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles scored their 5th (of 7) top 10 hit with "Baby, Baby Don't Cry", and the Turtles made their 5th and last appearance in the top 10 with the dreamy "You Showed Me".


"Build Me Up Buttercup" became the 9th most popular single of 1969."




Related posts:
Aretha Franklin's two-sided hit single among the newcomers on Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending August 17, 1968.

Iron Butterfly makes its first appearance on Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending August 24, 1968.

Big Brother and the Holding Company makes its first two appearances on Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending August 31, 1968.

Fire! The Crazy World of Arthur Brown debuts with its only single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. ( For the week ending September 7, 1968)

The Beatles "Hey Jude" debuts in the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending September 14, 1968

Jimi Hendrix Experience: "All Along the Watchtower" debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending September 21, 1968

Run for your lives, here come the Archies: Bang-shang-a-lang debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending September 28, 1968

"White Room" by Cream debuts as a national breakout on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending October 5, 1968

"Ride My See-Saw" by the Moody Blues debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending October 12, 1968.

"Love Child" by Diana Ross and the Supremes lead the pack of debut singles on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending October 19, 1968

Abraham, Martin & John, the last big hit by Dion, debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending October 26, 1968

Stevie Wonder outperforms Jackie Wilson: Two versions of 'For Once in my Life' debut on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending November 2, 1968

Booker T. and the MG's "Hang 'em High" debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending November 9, 1968

"Hooked on a Feeling" by B. J. Thomas debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending November 16, 1968

Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending November 23, 1968

'Everyday People' by Sly and the Family Stone debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending November 30, 1968

"Going Up The Country" by Canned Heat debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending December 7, 1968

Tommy James & the Shondells "Crimson and Clover" debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending December 14, 1968

Ramblin' Gamblin' Man by Bob Seger debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending December 21, 1968

"Touch Me" by the Doors debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending December 28, 1968

UPDATE: Putting faith in Trump continues to be a losing proposition for farmers



Reported by Rick Barrett in Government shutdown looms over farmers as they face tough decisions.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1/4/2019)

Related posts:
If it happens, Donald Trump owns the next government shutdown -- lock, stock and barrel.  (12/13/2018)


Original 12/5/2018 post, "In Kansas, putting faith in Trump's trade wars is like standing outside during a F5 tornado", starts here.


It appears the 'enough already' group knows what it's talking about.

Sources:

Related posts:
December 2018
America's clown show and the Wall Street all-day sucker.  (12/4/2018)

October 2018
If this doesn't stoke voters' remorse in Wisconsin, I don't know what will.  (10/30/2018)

July 2018
Greetings from Trump's America: Butler County, Missouri, where blind loyalty to a sick president trumps jobs.  (7/23/2018)
Greetings from Trump's America: Jasper County, Iowa, where farmers struggle to make ends meet even without the threat of tariffs.  (7/22/2018)
Greetings from Trump's America: Marion County, Ohio, where Terry Ackerman lives contentedly in his Trump bubble world.  (7/14/2018)
Fearful of standing up to Trump, these lily-livered Lilliputians from Wisconsin turn a deaf ear to their constitutents.  (7/11/2018)
Greetings from Trump's America: Dunn County, Wisconsin, a casualty of Trump trade war,
(7/11/2018)
Dear Joni Ernst, Trump nominated Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA, you voted to approve his selection.  (7/6/2018)

June 2018
Dear Scott Walker, Will you stand up to Donald Trump tomorrow in support of Wisconsin's cheesemakers?  (6/27/2018)

April 2018
Trump, tariffs, and trade wars: Iowa's Joni Ernst talks about of both sides of her mouth.  (4/3/2018)
This is the thanks that Iowa gets for voting for Donald Trump in 2016.  (4/3/2018)
Greetings from Trump's America: Hamilton County, Iowa, where hog farmers are collateral damage in Trump trade war.  (4/2/2018)
Greetings from Trump's America: Hardin County, Iowa, where hog farmers are collateral damage in Trump trade war.  (4/2/2018)
Greetings from Trump's America: Lyon County, Iowa, where hog farmers are collateral damage in Trump trade war.  (4/2/2018)
Greetings from Trump's America: Washington County, Iowa, where hog farmers are collateral damage in Trump trade war,  (4/2/2018)

March 2018
UPDATE. Trade wars are easy to win (The 'chicken wars" edition),  (3/12/2018)
Greetings from Trump's America: Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, which has much to lose in a Trump trade war.  (3/7/2018)
Uttered without a hint of irony.  (3/6/2018)
Trump, tariffs and trade wars: Be careful what you wish for.  (3/6/2018)
UPDATE. Donald Trump and his 'easy-to-win' trade war is a disaster-in-the-making for Harley-Davidson.  (3/4/2018)
Will Donald Trump lose his edge in Manitowoc County with his 'easy-to-win' trade war?  (3/4/2018)

Glenn Grothman starts the 116th Congress where he left off in the 115th: Enhancing his clown bona fides



Reported in Want to crowdsource Donald Trump's border wall? Glenn Grothman has a bill for that.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1/4/2019)

There'a also a gofundme page for that.

In 19 days, the campaign has reached 1.9% of its goal.  At this rate, the wall will be fully funded by August 12, 2021 -- IF the initial pace of contributions continues.  Not gonna happen.  It took just 5 days to raise the first  $10,000,000.  15 days later, the level has yet to reach $20,000,000.

Average contribution:  $60.40.  315,405 contributors down, just 16,240,886 to go!

At least 315,405 people turn a blind eye to reality.

The Glenn Grothman chronicles:
Jan- 2019
Back in the news with more inanities.  (1/4/2019)

July-Dec 2018
Glenn Grothman, dedicated follower of political fashion, fills us in.  (11/10/2018)
"Good guy' Greg Gianforte sends Glenn Grothman a check.  (11/2/2018)
When you know you're at the bottom of the GOP food chain: Eric Trump headlines Glenn Grothman rally.  (10/31/2018)
Stamp to a letter, birds of a feather clown show: Gushing over Greg Gianforte, both Donald Trump and Glenn Grothman say "that's my kind of guy".  (10/19/2018)
As the election approaches, Glenn Grothman's babbling intensifies.  (10/6/2018)
Dear voters of Wisconsin's 6th congressional district, this gibberish should convince you this clown should be kicked out of office.  (9/27/2018)
Get me rewrite. More than just tweets: Everything about Trump encourages Democrats and independents to sweep gomers like Glenn Grothman out of office.  (8/9/2018)
Dear Glenn Grothman, Repeat after me: YALTA.  (7/23/2018)
Dear Glenn Grothman, Does this mean you don't support Donald Trump's military parade?  (7/19/2018)

Jan-Jun 2018
Could we please, please, get rid of this clown?  (6/21/2018)
Glenn Grothman in so many words:  The ruination of America is people with darker skin tones.  (1/27/2018)
Glenn Grothman shares etiquette advice on KFIZ.  (1/19/2018)
Memo to Glenn Grothman: Next time you see Donald Trump, give him a great big kiss, mwah!  (1/18/2018)
UPDATE: The demented clown, otherwise known as Glenn Grothman, returns to the topic of Al Sharpton at MLK event.  (1/18/2018)
Newspaper editorial calls out Glenn Grothman for his (a) mispresentation or (b) lie.  (1/11/2018) 
Glenn Grothman cries on the shoulder of his favorite KFIZ deejay. (1/9/2018)

Jul-Dec 2017
Glenn Grothman: Government welfare for me but not for thee.  (12/27/2017)
Our resident clown Glenn Grothman tells just half of the story.  (12/24/2017)
Like Vermin Supreme, Glenn Grothman believes that there should be free ponies for all Americans.  (12/15/2017)
A letter sent without fear of retribution.  (12/3/2017)
The insightful Glenn Grothman was talking to a gal.  (11/22/2017)
Dear Dan Kohl, If you substitute 'clownish' for 'partisan', the arrow moves hard right.  (11/9/2017)
The malevolent conservatism and clownish inhumanity of Glenn Grothman.  (10/25/2017)
Glenn Grothman sets a ridiculously low bar regarding hurricane aid to Puerto Rico.  (10/24/2017)
Glenn Grothman demands that a border wall be built.  (8/31/2017)
Here's something on which Glenn Grothman and I agree.  (8/10/2017)
Glenn Grothman wants us all to die.  Or not to fly.  (7/20/2017)
Short-term memory loss and The Glenn Grothman 24/7 Clown Show.  (7/15/2017) 
Steady drip-drip-drip inside Glenn Grothman's head vs. steady drip-drip-drip of evidence Russian collusion.  (7/13/2017)

Apr-Jun 2017
Glenn Grothman gives a big thumbs up to Pennsylvania's congressional districts.  (6/22/2017)
Glenn Grothman on the Paris Accord:  The blithering goes on.  (6/7/2017)
Dear Glenn Grothman, Not that anyone is listening to you.  (6/5/2017)
Oh, yeah, I just bet he does.   (6/1/2017)
It's bromance time for Glenn Grothman, sez Greg Gianforte seems like a good guy.  (5/26/2017)
At Glenn Grothman's groan-inducing town hall.  (5/2/2017)
51 U.S. House members implore Trump to legalize LGBT discrimination.  (4/27/2017)
At KFIZ, everybody loves a clown.  (4/17/2017)
Wishful thinking: Glenn Grothman does a little Mick Jagger at the podium during Sheboygan listening session.  (4/11/2017).

Jan-Mar 2017
What DO they think of Glenn Grothman on Capitol Hill?  (1/31/2017)
Not a Muslim ban, Glenn Grothman? The numbers indicate otherwise.  (1/31/2017)
On the other hand, some might say we do need Congressmen, but we can not have the wrong Congressmen.  (1/2/2017)

2016
The conservative values of Glenn Grothman, straight shooter and exemplary public servant.  (10/30/20176
GOP donor and Neenah realtor pens letter to editor, praises Glenn Grothman.  (10/28/2016)
Well, Glenn Grothman, looks as though Donald Trump and Paul Ryan won't accompany Mr. Gumpy on his outing.  (10/20/2016)
Meet the 3 Stooges who introduced Donald Trump at yesterday's rally in Green Bay.  (10/18/2016)
Likely to be other reasons why Trump and Glenn Grothman's relationship might be "less than perfect".  (10/13/2016)
Recommended reading from Glenn Grothman.  (3/3/2016)
Once again, Grothman does the blah blah blah.  (1/13/2016)

2015
Tea Party alert: Glenn Grothman supports increase in federal gas tax.  (12/29/2015)
Glenn Grothman's moving service.  (11/16/2015)
Glenn Grothman: Still trying to get to 'yes' with Paul Ryan.  (10/18/2015) 
Dear Glenn Grothman, Breaking up is hard to do.  (10/17/2015) 
He's a guy, and has access to 'all machines that one would need'.  (9/29/2015) 
Meet the Members of the Republican Study Committee: Glenn Grothman (R-WI, 6th District).  (8/18/2015)
What about seeing the light, Representative Grothman?  (8/11/2015)
Glenn Grothman's gibberish in full flower.  (7/1/2015)
Rep. Glenn Grothman puts corporate personhood first.  (6/23/2015)
Glenn Grothman Finds His Voice in Washington, D.C. (6/19/2015)
Glenn Grothman goes seriously bland on us.  (5/12/2015)
Glenn Grothman's lips are zipped.  (4/9/2015)
Glenn Grothman Speaks the Language of the Godfather of states' rights.  (1/13/2015)

2014
Glenn Grothman, Quiet Man.  (10/12/2014)
Tom Petri returns the favor to Glenn Grothman.  (9/5/2014)
Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District primary: Less than 12% of voters paid attention.  (8/24/2014)
Hey guys and gals, Scott Walker is not 100% convinced that Glenn Grothman can win the 6th CD. (8/23/2014)
Career politician Glenn Grothman moves one step closer to Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District general election.  (8/22/2014)
To the tune of $692,000.   (8/14/2014)
Glenn Grothman:  A man without a mandate.  (8/14/2014)
Glenn Grothman to Tom Petri: Thank you for your 35 years of service.  (8/1/2014)
Duey Stroebel can't be bothered with fundraising, looks to buy seat instead.  (8/1/2014)
Clearly, "common-sense bills" and "Grothman" should never be used in the same sentence.(7/9/2014)
Two career politicians pledge limited service in the U.S. House of Representatives.  (7/8/2014)

Disappearing U.S. city of the day: Cairo, Illinois



Quickly approaching its pre-Civil War level.

Source:  Wikipedia

Cairo's population peaked at 15,203 in 1920.  Its 2017 estimated population is 2,281 -- a drop of 12,622, or 85%.

Source:  Wikipedia



Related reading: 
Cairo:  An unlikely ghost town.  (Lomography, 1/18/2017)

No city is an island.  OK, Cairo is an exception to the rule.

Postcard from Retiring Guy's collection

The disappearing cities:
Baltimore, Maryland.  (12/31/2018)
Cleveland, Ohio (1/2/2018)
Detroit, Michigan.  (1/1/2019)
Gary, Indiana.  (1/4/2019)
St. Louis, Missouri.  (1/2/2019)

Friday, January 4, 2019

Excitement builds over Voit property development opportunities


Photos and video by Retiring Guy

Farm near Woodman’s may finally be developed.  (Isthmus, 5/1/2018)
The prospect of developing such an enormous chunk of land — the combined property area is roughly the size of the isthmus between Henry and Livingston streets — has city officials dreaming big. 
Daniel McAuliffe, a Madison city planner, notes that properties this large and close to downtown that are available for redevelopment “don’t come that often. 
This area is also notable in that it’s already connected to the bus system, he adds, with 200 buses passing through each day.





Glenn Grothman, back in the news with more inanities



Quoted in Gallagher, Grothman talk about partial government shutdown.  (Fox 11 News, 1/3/2019)

Related reading:
Trump's Evolving Words on the Wall. (The New York Times, 1/18/2018)
“The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it,” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter at 6:15 a.m. Thursday. 
But a review of Mr. Trump’s public statements on Twitter, in campaign speeches and during interviews shows that the president’s views on the border wall have shifted repeatedly since he raised the idea nearly four years ago, on Aug. 5, 2014.

 The Glenn Grothman chronicles:
July-Dec 2018
Glenn Grothman, dedicated follower of political fashion, fills us in.  (11/10/2018)
"Good guy' Greg Gianforte sends Glenn Grothman a check.  (11/2/2018)
When you know you're at the bottom of the GOP food chain: Eric Trump headlines Glenn Grothman rally.  (10/31/2018)
Stamp to a letter, birds of a feather clown show: Gushing over Greg Gianforte, both Donald Trump and Glenn Grothman say "that's my kind of guy".  (10/19/2018)
As the election approaches, Glenn Grothman's babbling intensifies.  (10/6/2018)
Dear voters of Wisconsin's 6th congressional district, this gibberish should convince you this clown should be kicked out of office.  (9/27/2018)
Get me rewrite. More than just tweets: Everything about Trump encourages Democrats and independents to sweep gomers like Glenn Grothman out of office.  (8/9/2018)
Dear Glenn Grothman, Repeat after me: YALTA.  (7/23/2018)
Dear Glenn Grothman, Does this mean you don't support Donald Trump's military parade?  (7/19/2018)

Jan-Jun 2018
Could we please, please, get rid of this clown?  (6/21/2018)
Glenn Grothman in so many words:  The ruination of America is people with darker skin tones.  (1/27/2018)
Glenn Grothman shares etiquette advice on KFIZ.  (1/19/2018)
Memo to Glenn Grothman: Next time you see Donald Trump, give him a great big kiss, mwah!  (1/18/2018)
UPDATE: The demented clown, otherwise known as Glenn Grothman, returns to the topic of Al Sharpton at MLK event.  (1/18/2018)
Newspaper editorial calls out Glenn Grothman for his (a) mispresentation or (b) lie.  (1/11/2018) 
Glenn Grothman cries on the shoulder of his favorite KFIZ deejay. (1/9/2018)

Jul-Dec 2017
Glenn Grothman: Government welfare for me but not for thee.  (12/27/2017)
Our resident clown Glenn Grothman tells just half of the story.  (12/24/2017)
Like Vermin Supreme, Glenn Grothman believes that there should be free ponies for all Americans.  (12/15/2017)
A letter sent without fear of retribution.  (12/3/2017)
The insightful Glenn Grothman was talking to a gal.  (11/22/2017)
Dear Dan Kohl, If you substitute 'clownish' for 'partisan', the arrow moves hard right.  (11/9/2017)
The malevolent conservatism and clownish inhumanity of Glenn Grothman.  (10/25/2017)
Glenn Grothman sets a ridiculously low bar regarding hurricane aid to Puerto Rico.  (10/24/2017)
Glenn Grothman demands that a border wall be built.  (8/31/2017)
Here's something on which Glenn Grothman and I agree.  (8/10/2017)
Glenn Grothman wants us all to die.  Or not to fly.  (7/20/2017)
Short-term memory loss and The Glenn Grothman 24/7 Clown Show.  (7/15/2017) 
Steady drip-drip-drip inside Glenn Grothman's head vs. steady drip-drip-drip of evidence Russian collusion.  (7/13/2017)

Apr-Jun 2017
Glenn Grothman gives a big thumbs up to Pennsylvania's congressional districts.  (6/22/2017)
Glenn Grothman on the Paris Accord:  The blithering goes on.  (6/7/2017)
Dear Glenn Grothman, Not that anyone is listening to you.  (6/5/2017)
Oh, yeah, I just bet he does.   (6/1/2017)
It's bromance time for Glenn Grothman, sez Greg Gianforte seems like a good guy.  (5/26/2017)
At Glenn Grothman's groan-inducing town hall.  (5/2/2017)
51 U.S. House members implore Trump to legalize LGBT discrimination.  (4/27/2017)
At KFIZ, everybody loves a clown.  (4/17/2017)
Wishful thinking: Glenn Grothman does a little Mick Jagger at the podium during Sheboygan listening session.  (4/11/2017).

Jan-Mar 2017
What DO they think of Glenn Grothman on Capitol Hill?  (1/31/2017)
Not a Muslim ban, Glenn Grothman? The numbers indicate otherwise.  (1/31/2017)
On the other hand, some might say we do need Congressmen, but we can not have the wrong Congressmen.  (1/2/2017)

2016
The conservative values of Glenn Grothman, straight shooter and exemplary public servant.  (10/30/20176
GOP donor and Neenah realtor pens letter to editor, praises Glenn Grothman.  (10/28/2016)
Well, Glenn Grothman, looks as though Donald Trump and Paul Ryan won't accompany Mr. Gumpy on his outing.  (10/20/2016)
Meet the 3 Stooges who introduced Donald Trump at yesterday's rally in Green Bay.  (10/18/2016)
Likely to be other reasons why Trump and Glenn Grothman's relationship might be "less than perfect".  (10/13/2016)
Recommended reading from Glenn Grothman.  (3/3/2016)
Once again, Grothman does the blah blah blah.  (1/13/2016)

2015
Tea Party alert: Glenn Grothman supports increase in federal gas tax.  (12/29/2015)
Glenn Grothman's moving service.  (11/16/2015)
Glenn Grothman: Still trying to get to 'yes' with Paul Ryan.  (10/18/2015) 
Dear Glenn Grothman, Breaking up is hard to do.  (10/17/2015) 
He's a guy, and has access to 'all machines that one would need'.  (9/29/2015) 
Meet the Members of the Republican Study Committee: Glenn Grothman (R-WI, 6th District).  (8/18/2015)
What about seeing the light, Representative Grothman?  (8/11/2015)
Glenn Grothman's gibberish in full flower.  (7/1/2015)
Rep. Glenn Grothman puts corporate personhood first.  (6/23/2015)
Glenn Grothman Finds His Voice in Washington, D.C. (6/19/2015)
Glenn Grothman goes seriously bland on us.  (5/12/2015)
Glenn Grothman's lips are zipped.  (4/9/2015)
Glenn Grothman Speaks the Language of the Godfather of states' rights.  (1/13/2015)

2014
Glenn Grothman, Quiet Man.  (10/12/2014)
Tom Petri returns the favor to Glenn Grothman.  (9/5/2014)
Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District primary: Less than 12% of voters paid attention.  (8/24/2014)
Hey guys and gals, Scott Walker is not 100% convinced that Glenn Grothman can win the 6th CD. (8/23/2014)
Career politician Glenn Grothman moves one step closer to Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District general election.  (8/22/2014)
To the tune of $692,000.   (8/14/2014)
Glenn Grothman:  A man without a mandate.  (8/14/2014)
Glenn Grothman to Tom Petri: Thank you for your 35 years of service.  (8/1/2014)
Duey Stroebel can't be bothered with fundraising, looks to buy seat instead.  (8/1/2014)
Clearly, "common-sense bills" and "Grothman" should never be used in the same sentence.(7/9/2014)
Two career politicians pledge limited service in the U.S. House of Representatives.  (7/8/2014)

151 East Wilson UPDATE. Final shots from John Nolen Drive


Photos by Retiring Guy



Rent:  $2289/month for 1189 square feet




8/30/2018 update starts here.

From east to west on East Wilson Street (with Marina Condos at right).

Photos by Retiring Guy





8/12/2018 post, "3 August views + 2 floor plans", starts here.

All from John Nolen Drive

Photos by Retiring Guy



Floor plans from the cheapest to the priciest
Source:  Abodo

Source:  Abodo

6/14/2018 update, "2 June views", starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy



4/25/2018  update, " From afar and up close", starts here.

From South Shore Drive, looking across Monona Bay.  (Crane at right notes building location.)
All photos by Retiring Guy

Next 2 photos are taken from Law Park, along Lake Monona.




3/9/2018 update, " Standing tall on East Wilson Street", starts here.


Photos and video by Retiring Guy





3/2/2018 update, "3 views of 149 East Wilson moving from east to west", starts here.



All photot by Retiring Guy

149 East Wilson Street Madison WI 53703  (Property Drive)


2/24/2018 update, "View of 149 East Wilson construction from the top of King Street", starts here.

You can see the skeletal frame in the center distance.
Photo by Retiring Guy


2/12/2018 update, "Growth spurt at 149 East Wilson since our previous visit ", starts here.

Walking from northeast to southwest along John Nolen Drive (Build that Wilson Wall)


All photos by Retiring Guy



11/3/2017 update, "Two views of 149 East Wilson from John Nolen Drive," starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy



9/22/2017 update, "The 'shafting' of 149 East Wilson, Madison, Wisconsin", starts here.

Photos and video by Retiring Guy






7/12/2017 update, "Now under construction:  Another chapter in The Towering Isthmus saga", starts here.

So begins 149 East Wilson.


Photo and videos by Retiring Guy





Original 9/19/2014 post, "Coming Soon:  Another Chapter in The Towering Isthmus Saga?", starts here.

149 East Wilson Street. Madison, Wisconsin.


Close-up

In answer to the question in the title, there is a plan.

14 stories
127 apartments
1st floor retail
What will the neighbors say?

Marina Condominiums (opened in 2005)
137 East Wilson Street
(Unit 810, 2126 sq.ft. available for $725,000)

"We're not taking this lying down," ie., fightin' words to that effect

Other "Towering Isthmus" posts:
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)
9 more stories to go.  (7/25/2014)
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)
The towers of Porta Bella.  (7/18/2014)
New housing rising.  (5/8/2014)
Cranes over Porta Bella.  (4/22/2014)