More on Madison’s Public Library
Published: September 6, 2011
Tags: Central Library, common council, Jennifer Collins, Larry Palm, library, Madison, Madison Public Library, Madison Public Library Foundation, Paul Soglin, Public Library Board
Close, apparently, is close enough for the Madison Public Library in its attempt to raise $4 million for the reconstruction of its main branch downtown.
The city of Madison will pay a consultant about $4.33 per piece to oversee moving the Central Library’s collection to a warehouse to make way for a reconstruction of the downtown building.
By James Briggs A deal struck between Mayor Paul Soglin and Madison Public Library officials provides a map for how Madison will approach major projects. Soglin on April 19, his first day in office, waved a caution flag on the $29.5 million renovation of the downtown Central Library, saying he didn’t want the city to [...]
Published: December 22, 2010
Tags: Central Library, Cieslewicz, development, Edgewater, Edgewater Hotel, Landmarks Commission, Madison, mayor, Michael Schumacher, Overture Center, Paul Soglin, Susan Schmitz
By James Briggs Controversial development proposals that languished for months in Madison‘s approval process have prompted a two-time mayor to seek his third stint as the city’s top executive. Paul Soglin, Madison’s mayor from 1973 to 1979 and again from 1989 until 1997, has injected new life into what seemed last week like an easy [...]
Drawings of Madison’s downtown Central Library have lost some sparkle as the $29.5 million proposed renovation enters its next phase.
By Paul Snyder The complexity of Madison‘s Central Library project justifies the extra $375,000 the city will spend on a construction administrator, according to city leaders. “We’re entering uncharted territory with this project,” said Alderwoman Lauren Cnare. “We’re stripping this building down to its bones and rebuilding it. We don’t know what’s inside.” To ease [...]
By Paul Snyder
The madness surrounding Madison’s Central Library seems to have subsided. Well, at least at the city level.
Paul Snyder email@example.com The criticism directed toward Madison’s selection of Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle Ltd. as Central Library designer has more to do with the process than the architect. “The product we end up with has to last most of our lifetime, and it’s just too important to cut corners,” said Alderwoman Judy Compton. In [...]