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Building Milwaukee City Hall : the political, legal and construction battles

Author: Dennis Pajot
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Milwaukee's City Hall is a landmark. Battles over designs and the bidding process became heated and personal. Cost overruns in the construction, although common at the time, grew to gigantic proportions. Still standing 115 years later, it really is a monument to the Milwaukee government officials, architect and builder, all of whom are the costars of this book"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Pajot
ISBN: 9780786473472 0786473479
OCLC Number: 863801525
Description: v, 217 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Early Movements for a New City Hall --
The 1889-1890 Territorial Fight for a City Hall Location --
The Political Battle Over the City Hall Plans --
Political and Legal Maneuvering in the City Hall Contract Award --
The Cost Overruns and Major Problems in the Construction of City Hall --
Milwaukee's City Hall Bell --
Henry C. Koch-An Architect of Many Designs and Many Controversies --
Epilogue. More Than 100 Years of Alterations and Renovations.
Responsibility: Dennis Pajot.

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"Milwaukee's City Hall is a landmark. Battles over designs and the bidding process became heated and personal. Cost overruns in the construction, although common at the time, grew to gigantic proportions. Still standing 115 years later, it really is a monument to the Milwaukee government officials, architect and builder, all of whom are the costars of this book"--

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