Work on Academic Hall dome progresses Monday

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New copper sheets glisten in the sun as workers continue the renovation of the Academic Hall dome Monday at Southeast Missouri State University. The dome work is part of a major restoration of the building including corridors, stairwells and its exterior. A mezzanine will be built between the building's third floor and the dome at an estimated cost of $1.051 million. It will include restricted access to a special-event meeting place with a glass ceiling so the interior of the dome may be viewed. The university dedicated $22.8 million in bond proceeds for the renovation of Academic Hall in December 2010. The building has stood since 1906. Completion is expected by July.

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