Fixing a foundation
built on a sinking city

Fixing a foundation
built on a sinking city

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urban spelunking

pilings

 

Like many structures in Downtown Milwaukee, the building that houses the Milwaukee Repertory Theater was showing signs of sinking into the marshy earth along the Milwaukee River.

But after months of reconstruction, and nearly $2 million of repairs, the wooden pilings supporting the building have been reinforced

OnMilwaukee’s Bobby Tanzilo revisits the story, originally published in 2014, explaining the creative, solution the Rep implemented to fix the problem.

Click the podcast player to hear our interview, and follow this link to read Bobby’s story in its entirety.