Madison Municipal Building Tour
Thursday, April 4, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. CDT
Madison, WI, United States
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The Madison Municipal Building’s years-in-the-making refurbishment was completed in September 2018 at a cost of about $21 million. The building, which originally began construction in 1926 as a post office and federal courthouse, is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The tour will show how the historic building was remodeled to accommodate workplaces and meeting areas for approximately ten different City departments / divisions and public meeting spaces for residents of the City of Madison. The tour will provide an overview of rehabilitation and restoration of key historic spaces inside the building, including the restoration of the original 1920s Courtroom and adaption for departmental and public (non-judiciary) use. Finally, cutting-edge environmentally friendly features that were included in the reconstruction will be covered as well.
Tour attendees will learn about the following topics, all of which will cover methods that planners can apply to projects in their own communities:
· Historic preservation and restoration;
· Retrofitting and upgrading a popular public space;
· Integrating environmentally friendly features into a historic restoration project;
· Hear about some of the decision-making processes that led to efficient use of space for municipal offices and meeting rooms in a space that was originally designed for different uses.
Please RSVP for the tour. Space is limited.
The Madison Municipal Building is at 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Madison.
Meet inside the main MLK entrance.
Parking is available on the street or in the Government East Garage, 110 E. Wilson Street.
Event will be followed by happy hour at BelAir Cantina, 111 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. at about 6:45pm
Ben Zellers, BZellers@cityofmadison.com