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Wednesday, September 8, 1999 - The Michigan Daily - New Student Edoiion - 9F

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cessful vaccine for polio.
asdin said Rackham has structural weaknesses, and aihou
aid the building is in no immediate danger, they will need to
be corrected when the building is renovated.
Hill, known worldwide for its near-perfect acoustics, needs a
major overhaul of its mechanical system, including the introduc-
tion of air conditioning and expanded restroom facilities. A pro-
posed multi-level addition to the rear of the building would
upgrade dressing rooms and production areas.
But Bollinger said he does not want to approach these project
too quickly, where renovations could drastically damage the build-
"The last thing we want is to set out to take care of it and find
* people think we ruinedtthe aesthetics and acoustics,"
$~olingcr said of the Hill project.
At their June meeting, the University Board of Regents took the
ipitial steps to address Hill and Rackham by approving the
University administration's recommendation for architects for the
The regents appointed the firm of SHG Incorporated to develop
plans for the Rackham renovation.
For Hill, the regents authorized the firms of of Albert Kahn
Associates, Inc. and Quinn Evans/Architects to develop initial
design and construction drawings,
9ahn was the Detroit architect who originally designed Hi I
nd-other campus buildings including the Harlan Hatcher
Graduate Library, the William Clements Library, Angelall and
theNatural Science Building.
:,E;rsince Kahn's death in 1942, the University has consulted
hisfj-m on many campus projects.
"Kasdin said Quinn Evans will be used specifically for consula-
iDn on the preservation of the building.
ZThe regents first approved Albert Kahn Associates, Inc. ad
uinn Evans/Architects in 1989, when the Hill Auditorium
eintwal Project was first started. The project was later left idle
n funding problems arose.
44 with the architects now reappointed and a renewed interest
n the project, work on Hill could start in the next few years.
But adminstrators said raising more than $90 million for the
rojectsis no easy task.
-"Raising funds is a difficult undertaking," Bollinger said,
:Bq1h Kasdin and Bollinger said the projects would be addressed
1n11 phased approach," where the renovations would be done in
Yradual stages over an extended period of time, to reduce the
financial stresses.
Regent Laurence Deitch (D-Bloomfield Hills) said at the June
,nts meeting the University's adminstration team currently
[sing the $200 million Life Science initiative a reality needs to
ase similar efforts to address the Hill and Rackham renovation
"This is a tough challenge," Deitch said. "I think we need to
hink of the project as a development challenge."
Regent Andrea Fischer Newman (R-Ann Arbor) said she fy, red
hat other University buildings that may be in need of repairs may
>e ignored with the administration focused on the Hill and
tackham projects.
"It leads me to be concerned that there are other buildings that
r n need," she said.
egardless of how the University raises funds for the renova-
ions, Bollinger said the Hill and Rackham projects are an under-
aking that needs to be completed.
"These are two crucial buildings for the University," Bollinger
aid, "It is absolutely clear that we have the responsibility to the
Iext generation to preserve them."



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