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They Get Knocked Down — But Get Built Up Again

Here’s the lowdown on current and upcoming construction projects.

While replacement plans for McKee Gym have been put on hold, plenty of other projects have continued apace, including one important project: Shakespeare’s Pizza.

After a yearlong stint on Eighth Street, the iconic hangout has retaken its rightful place at Ninth and Elm in a brand new building. The floor plan is the same. The green-brick exterior is the same. The biggest difference now is that every pizza comes topped with five stories of spiffy student apartments.

On campus, health-care expansion, student housing improvements and the constant need to update historic infrastructure are fueling a spate of other construction projects at Mizzou.

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Softball Stadium
Began: Spring 2016
Scheduled completion: Spring 2017
Estimated cost: $11 million
Details: The new stadium will feature about 1,800 seats and position Mizzou softball well in the ultra-competitive Southeastern Conference.

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Dobbs Group Replacement Project (Phase 1)
Began: Winter 2015
Scheduled completion: Summer 2017
Estimated cost: $71.2 million
Details: Two new residence halls and a dining facility will be built where an outdoor basketball court, Jones Hall, and Dobbs Pavilion used to be.

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Lafferre Hall
Began: Summer 2015
Scheduled completion: Winter 2016
Estimated cost: $44.6 million
Details: The project will replace the 1935 and 1944 additions, about 69,000 square-feet of space. It will also reconfigure portions of the current structure to improve accessibility; increase space for instruction, research and collaboration; and make the building easier to navigate.

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Missouri Orthopaedic Institute
Began: Summer 2015
Scheduled completion: Summer 2017
Estimated cost: $40 million
Details: A four-story addition will add nearly 90,000 square feet, 19 outpatient exam rooms, 22 inpatient rooms and as many as five operating rooms to the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute. The top floor, funded by a $3 million gift from Bill Thompson, BS CiE ’68, and Nancy Thompson, HES ’67, will feature the Thompson Regenerative Orthopaedics Laboratory.

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Veterinary Medicine Ambulatory Teaching Facility
Began: Spring 2016
Scheduled completion: Fall 2016
Estimated cost: $2.8 million
Details: The new two-level facility along East Campus Drive, adjacent to Clydesdale Hall, will store large-animal ambulatory vehicles on the bottom level and offer classroom, presentation and office space on the second level.

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Patient-Centered Care Learning Center
Began: Fall 2015
Scheduled completion: Spring 2017
Estimated cost: $42.5 million
Details: The School of Medicine is adding a six-story, 99,000 square-feet building connected to the existing School of Medicine and Lottes Health Sciences Library as part of its expanded enrollment and new Springfield clinical campus in partnership with CoxHealth and Mercy health systems.

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Stewart Hall
Begins: Summer 2016
Scheduled completion: Winter 2017
Estimated cost: $18 million
Details: The project will renovate Stewart Hall (44,582 square feet) to create a flexible STEM educational lab, increase the number of student stations available in the building, and eliminate $6.3 million in maintenance and improvement needs including to the fire suppression system; emergency exits; the heating, ventilation and air condition system; accessibility; and the building envelope.