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Madison

Madison

About Madison

240,323 in city
628,947 in metro
52.63 mi² (136.3 km²)

Madison is the capital of Wisconsin and site of the University of Wisconsin, one of the largest in the United States. Located in the south-central part of the state, Madison is culturally liberal with a large diversified employment base that extends beyond government and education to include finance, insurance, and high-tech manufacturing. The city is built on an isthmus between two lakes, Lake Monona and Lake Mendota. The State Capitol Building dominates the isthmus, and height restrictions keep other buildings from rising higher than the rotunda.

Metro Cities:

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
241 All buildings
4
under construction
3
planned
15
unbuilt
213
existing
6
demolished

Tallest buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Wisconsin State Capitol 284 ft 1917
2 Van Hise Hall 241 ft 1967
3 State Office Building 178 ft 1939
4 University Square Office Building 164 ft 2008
5 Edgewater Hotel Expansion Tower 159 ft 2014

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