Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Among the First Wave of Towers on the Isthmus (The Towering Isthmus)

The Henry Gilman Apartments (West Gilman at North Henry streets).  Opened in the early 1970s.

The changing housing market.  (The Daily Cardinal, 5/6/2013)

Henry Gilman Apartments.

Photos by Retiring Guy

The most recent review (8/14/2012), and the first one posted since 1/27/2008The remodeled units are pretty nice, however, the building as a whole is disgusting. Carpeting is stained and gross, the hallways are so narrow it looks like you're in the steerage compartment of the Titanic and the elevators rarely work. People leave trash everywhere in the building and it takes a long time for it to be picked up. The person living next to me would leave garbage bags full of trash in the hallway for days and no one ever bothered to do anything about it. 

You can find a lot nicer places for less money downtown. Avoid if you can. 

Other "Towering Isthmus" posts:
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 dranes): 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)

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