Common Council votes for Sydney Hih demolition
the Sydney Hih building at the corner of Juneau and Third Street was at one-time a multi-colored building that once served as an incubator for counter culture, including bands and artists, but was recently painted beige and is currently up for sale. Some of those who rent space inside the building are fearful that if it is sold, they will lose their studio space where noise and creativity were never discouraged. "This is like our refuge almost," says Test Pilot guitarist Brian Niggemann, 21. "Everyone thinks we live here." Image by David Joles
The Milwaukee Common Council voted 2-13 not to reconsider historic designation for the Sydney Hih complex of buildings, allowing an appeal of that designation to stand and effectively paving the way for demolition.