Sunday, April 21, 2019

The Towering Isthmus UPDATE. Uncommon rebranded: Still an ugly behemoth no matter what the name

Now known as Lark at Kohl
Photos by Retiring Guy

9/16/2016 update, "Uncommon, the final shot" starts here.

No award-winning design considerations here.

Website provides to rental information.  (Looking for luxury off-campus housing in downtown Madison? Uncommon welcomes UW students and young professionals alike.)

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Uncommon, morphing into The Hulk, a big, ugly eyesore.

Sunday, March 20, 2016
Viewing the progress from a variety of angles.

With the Kohl Center at my back.

With a Mifflin Street perspective.

With the Kohl Center in the forefront.

The final product, as seen from N. Bedford.

Source:  Walk Score (R) 

Thursday, January 14, 2016.
From the Kohl Center side.

All photos in this post by Retiring Guy

Tuesday, October 13, 2015.  
Construction work underway.   (At the intersection of N. Bedford and W. Mifflin)

The excavation works begins.

Photo by Retiring Guy

Plan Commission approves 'Uncommon' apartment plans for North Bedford Street.  (Daily Cardinal, 3/23/2015)
Uncommon, the proposed apartment structure, will replace an old corrugated boxes warehouse on the corner of West Mifflin Street and North Bedford Street. According to designers, it will house close to 400 students and young professionals.
Uncommon rendering

Related articles:
10-story Bedford Street apartment plan tickles height limit.  (Capital Times, 1/11/2015)
Developer proposes 10-story apartment building near Kohl Center.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 11/11/2014)

Other "Towering Isthmus" posts:
The Towering Isthmus, 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 Towering Isthmus: hubBa with cranes wingspan.  (7/4/2016)
UPDATE: The Towering Isthmus: Uncommon eyesore. (5/5/2016)
UPDATE: The Towering Isthmus: Capitol's Edge Apartments.  (2/27/2016)
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)

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