Winter fun

Student soldiers wrestle in the snow during World War II. (Photo courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library)

This year in history (61 years ago)

The need for the Art Architecture Building at 2000 Bonisteel Boulevard was first presented in December 1954. While the building was designed originally for the College of Architecture and Design, it is now shared by the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design. The structure contains 2,590,539 cubic feet and 221,220 gross square feet. Construction started in September 1972 and the project was completed in August 1974 at a cost of $8.5 million, financed by state appropriations. Replacing a 1927 structure that was designed for an enrollment of less than 400, the North Campus facility was intended to serve 1,200 students.

— From “The University of Michigan: An Encyclopedic Survey”



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