Going inside the new Bradley Symphony Center│Ep. 57

Last updated on April 30th, 2021 at 02:18 pm

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The April 26 issue of BizTimes Milwaukee features two stories on the conversion of the Warner Grand Theatre into the Bradley Symphony Center. Associate editor Lauren Anderson wrote the cover story focusing on how the MSO pulled together funding for the $139 million project, how plans to open the facility evolved because of COVID-19 and the impact of the project on the west side of Milwaukee’s downtown. Reporter Alex Zank dove into the details of the construction project, from complicated land assembly to moving a wall to restoring historical details.

Lauren and Alex joined associate editor Arthur Thomas on the BizTimes MKE Podcast to talk about the experience of reporting the stories, including touring the building before and after, in Lauren’s case.

The stories are also supported by incredible photography from Jake Hill, highlighting the grand scale and attention to detail of the project.

BizTimes Insiders can read the full stories here:

– Milwaukee’s new Bradley Symphony Center
Inside the herculean task to build the MSO’s new home

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Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.