After a half-century of spinning, the University of Michigan's iconic Cube sculpture is taking a sabbatical.
Construction crews will need to close Regents' Plaza to help stage construction for the Michigan Union renovation project. Part of that work includes enclosing the Cube for protection.
The Michigan Union, one of the University of Michigan's most recognizable landmarks at the heart of Central Campus, will temporarily close from April 30 to winter 2020 for a major renovation.
Temporary locations for Student Life departments during the renovation.
Tappan Street Auxiliary Building
609 Tappan St.
Counseling & Psychological Services
Dean of Students Office
Fraternity and Sorority Life
Alternative locations for food during the Michigan Union renovation.
South Quad Dining
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, diners can use Blue Bucks or credit cards for meals from 10 mini-restaurants that serve everything from sushi to barbecue, to Latin and Mediterranean favorites.
Plans to renovate the iconic, 97-year-old Michigan Union took another step forward Thursday as the Board of Regents approved the project's schematic design.
The university's iconic Michigan Union will undergo its most extensive renovation since it opened in 1919. The renovation project was approved by the Board of Regents on Thursday.
The $85.2 million project will create social space on the main level by enclosing the courtyard, and expand and improve lounge and study spaces.
A $1.4 million project to repair approximately 12,000 square feet of deteriorated masonry on the exterior of the Michigan Union is getting underway.
"Staging preparation, ivy removal and cleaning the facade may be starting as early as this week," said Susan Pile, senior director, University Unions & Auxiliary Services.
Individuals walking near the Michigan Union will notice scaffolding at the main entrance. After review of the external brick, stone and mortar on the tower of the Union, it has been determined there is a potential for fall hazards.