Mark Twain Hall Gets a Redo
Workers remake Mark Twain Residence Hall inside and out.
Mark Twain Hall is getting more than a facelift. The residence hall is getting new terra cotta skin as part of a $21.7 million renovation scheduled for completion in fall 2013. The Chicago-based University Dormitory Development Inc. built the 400-bed structure in 1963, and Mizzou bought it in 1986 for $2.7 million. The refurbished building will house 372 students and offer more common space.
In the new-and-improved Mark Twain, suite-style living will continue, and the building will feature better security, two study rooms and a lounge on each floor. The upgrades will meet current building codes for plumbing, electrical and a sprinkler system for fire protection.
Mark Twain’s outdoor pool has been demolished to make room for a larger dining room. Also gone is the riverboat mosaic once located in the lobby. However, planners will honor the building’s eponym with a visual display of the literary Missourian in the lobby and main lounge area.
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