Awesome. The NY Times story mentions the Park East tear down in Milwaukee, and this paragraph is the heart of the story:
All around the world, highways are being torn down and waterfronts reclaimed; decades of thinking about cars and cities reversed; new public spaces created.So give former Milwaukee Mayor and Park East tear down prime mover John Norquist props for the campaign and for being ahead of the times/Times.
The paper notes Milwaukee's place in the anti-freeway movement, and offers a website link to the area's ongoing re-development:
In Milwaukee, the destruction of the Park East freeway spur has liberated acres of downtown for parks and neighborhood development.