The GOP plan essentially directs the Historical Society to find a location other than the block that now holds the state's General Executive Facility building, or GEF 1, DOA officials said.
New Wisconsin Historical Society and Veterans museums could have shimmering glass sheathed facades as part of a larger, $276.8 million redevelopment on East Washington Avenue a block from Capitol Square.
In a surprise shift, the state is moving the preferred site of the proposed $120 million Wisconsin Historical Society museum from the top of State Street to a full block near Capitol Square.
A power outage at about 9 a.m. Wednesday in Downtown Madison affected a number of buildings both on and off Capitol Square, including the City-County Building and the Madison Municipal Building.
The Madison fire marshal is urging the state to consider adding sprinklers throughout the GEF-1 building before reopening.
About 60 to 65 people were affected, including 50 to 55 who recently reached workers’ compensation settlement agreements that have been approved by administrative law judges but whose orders still need to be processed by the state Department of Workforce Development.