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April 11, 2014

Milwaukee Art Museum's expansion poses challenge

  • Officials said the $25 million project must be respectful of nearby buildings designed by Eero Saarinen and Santiago Calatrava.
  • By CARRIE ANTLFINGER
    Associated Press

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Art Museum, known for its bold expansion designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava 13 years ago, is planning another expansion along Lake Michigan.

    When finished, the $25 million project will give the museum 17,000 square feet more space and renovate two of its older buildings, including the War Memorial Center designed by modernist architect Eero Saarinen, whose works include the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.


     
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