Regents approve construction plan for University of Iowa fine arts campus

March 22, 2012
Buildings will replace facilities ruined by 2008 flood on campus

From The Des Moines Register: The Iowa Board of Regents has approved more than $404 million worth of new construction for the University of Iowa’s fine arts campus. The regents also approved schematic designs for a new Hancher Auditorium, Art Building and School of Music replacement. Funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will cover about 65 percent of the replacement costs.

From The Iowa City Press-Citizen: The cost of replacing the University of Iowa’s fine arts campus, which was devastated by a flood in 2008, is pegged at $404.9 million, according to the Iowa Board of Regents. The price tag for a new Hancher Auditorium, art building and music facility is about 5 percent higher than the preliminary estimate of $386 million. The total damage to the U of I campus from the 2008 flood is expected to top $1 billion.

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