It will take that much to replace old mechanicals, consolidate air handling units, and make the center of campus life convenient for handicapped people. Yet, with all of the changes, officials promise the building will not lose its historic charm.
Original heating controls for the Wisconsin Union Theater (which opened in 1939) are still used in the Memorial Union on the UW-Madison campus, shown Thursday afternoon, Dec. 9, 2010.
This air handling unit above the Wisconsin Union Theater is one of about 30 in the Memorial Union. It is operating far beyond its expected life.