'A great milestone': Demolition begins on site for new Milwaukee Public Museum

’A great milestone’: Demolition begins on site for new Milwaukee Public Museum

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Demolition has begun to make way for the new Milwaukee Public Museum next to the Deer District. 

Crews started knocking down walls and getting the sight ready for the new space on Tuesday, June 7. 

While the demolition process has started, groundbreaking isn't set to take place until late next year and it's scheduled to be completed in 2026. 

"To be able to see the physical change on the site is really exciting. It's a great milestone for all of us, we've been working on funding, design, and a lot of the things that people don't see. And to be able to see this building come down is quite exciting," said Katie Sanders, chief planning officer for the Milwaukee Public Museum. 

If you're feeling nostalgic for the current museum, it will remain open until the new museum is ready for visitors. 

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