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Take an animated look at the MSO's future downtown home

It official—the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra has finalized the purchase of all the properties and land involved with its move to the former Warner Theater in downtown.

Now, crews can enter the next phase of the project, including tearing down a building and adding onto the existing one.

Listen to this week's Urban Spelunking podcast for much more about the project, including a unique architectural challenge facing the project.

Work has been underway for several months at the new MSO site, which includes the theater itself, a former restaurant and nearby parking lots.

This is what it should look like once it's done:

The entire area will be transformed prior to its opening in the second half of 2020.

You can virtually explore the future space in this new animation.

Be sure to check out Bobby Tanzilo's complete story at for better look at the project in even more newly released animations, courtesy of Kahler-Slater Architects.

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Director of Digital Content | Radio Milwaukee