Jason McDowell Reading
Jason McDowell speaks on the changing of the Milwaukee skyline and the shift of buildings to parking lots in the city itself. While he makes many good points in the article, he clearly takes a lot of personal bias into this argument, which isn't necessarily unwarranted. The style and life of the city you live in is important for the health of the community. Jason clearly has a strong appreciation for the history and stories of the Cream City, as he so fondly calls it.
No matter where you go in Milwaukee, it is undeniable that it has not only many construction projects ongoing, but also a bit of an identity crisis. I've always said that Milwaukee looks like it was designed by 2 people. Someone very fond of brick, and someone very fond of minimalistic apartments with open windows and balconies. These two styles are perceived throughout the city's entire visual identity. When these older buildings are torn down, despite how it may or may not help the people, it can be hard not to feel like Milwaukee loses just a bit of its unique visual language.
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