University of Colorado needs more funds to continue building new visual arts complex

Feb. 6, 2009
Officials ask the state to honor its commitment and provide $18 million to support construction

TheUniversity of Colorado will ask the state to go through with its commitment to help pay for a $63.5 million visual arts complex that’s being built on the campus. The state had agreed to pay $18.47 million for the visual arts complex, which crews began building last April. But amid the economic downturn, the building landed on the state’s “construction freeze” list. University leaders say the delay could halt construction on the building that they expect to become a national model for blending the arts and higher education. The 170,000-square-foot building will house the department of art and art history as well as the CU Art Museum, and was originally scheduled to be open for the next school year. To read The Daily Camera article, click here.

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