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Year In Review 2017: The building it takes to rejuvenate our community

The photo essays presented here were published as original works created in 2017 by the Milwaukee Independent, with a focus on ground breaking and ribbon cutting events.

Milwaukee has not seen in a generation the region-wide level of construction that took place in 2017. The numerous project kick-offs and completions illustrate the dynamic work involved in the city’s transformation. The images in these photo collections preserve a record for history all the efforts that occurred, for the future to better evaluate their impact and fulfillment of promised expectations.

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