Recent Sightings: Transforming the State Street Mall

June 2, 2014

State Street Mall construction

A city of Madison project to renovate the 700-800 blocks of the State Street Mall, where it meets campus, has begun with crews demolishing the old mall. Officials expect that the construction project will be completed this fall.

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State Street Mall construction

The newly renovated mall area will include a refreshed design featuring trees and landscaping, new seating areas and a raised pedestrian crosswalk at North Park Street leading to Bascom Hill.

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State Street Mall construction

The concrete speaker’s platform temporarily remains standing as workers use heavy construction equipment to begin demolition of the tired-looking streetscape. In the background is University Club, left, and the Mosse Humanities Building.

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State Street rendering

Pedestrian detours and the sounds of jackhammers and construction equipment will be replaced by a bustling campus-area pedestrian thoroughfare. This is a rendering of how the project will look once it is completed.

Image: City of Madison