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After a nationwide call for proposals a jury of lakefront stakeholders selected the design team led by Graef to move forward with planning for the project. The vision is to create a world class public plaza in the area immediately west of the Discovery World Museum.
"We have an opportunity to add a beautiful, defining space to the downtown portion of Milwaukee's lakefront. It is a site that will add energy and connections," Mayor Tom Barrett said. "Most importantly, the Lakefront Gateway Plaza can become a site that draws people and activity year-round -- maximizing the significance of one of the greatest locations in our City."