Click to preview The Marquette Interchange... an identity rebirth photo book

Forty years after it helped usher Milwaukee into the age of modern expressways, the old Marquette Interchange will be mostly, if not totally gone. The new project is aimed at delivering a safer and more useable interchange.

This book chronicles the activities adjacent to the interchange, along the I-43 leg from Wells Street to North Avenue, with Walsh Construction as the general contractor. This portion began in October 2005 and wrapped up in December 2006. It covers the longest stretch of the project.

My photography began in April of 2006 with the demolition of the Milwaukee County Courthouse Parking Annex that was built over the northbound lanes of I-43. On the north façade was a four story (76 feet long and 37 feet high) mural titled "Whale Commuters." The mural was donated by artist Robert Wyland in 1997, but it was destroyed with the demolition. The last section of the annex came down after a permit was obtained from the Federal Government to proceed in spite of some nesting seagulls and their eggs.


About the Author

Richard Bublitz Photography
imageworks Glendale, WI
I am a portrait, landscape and street photographer. I enjoy macro (close-up), panorama and montage photography. I tinker with digital altered art and art journaling. Series of works center on the changing landscape of Milwaukee including the Marquette Interchange Construction Project, the Pfister and Vogel Tannery building demolition - contrasting with the Riveredge Nature Center in Newberg, Wisconsin - along with my nature and scenic imagery.

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