According to the Star Tribune, the $80.8 million plan remodel the entire inside of Northrop Auditorium was approved on Thursday. The work on the University of Minnesota building will begin in February.
The 82-year-old building will be closing on Monday, according to CBS Minnesota, and it will reopen in 2013.
This remodeling with supple Northrop with state-of-the art acoustics, better sight lines, more technology and updated amenities, CBS Minnesota said. "The remodeled building will also house the University Honors Program for gifted undergraduates and the Institute for Advanced Study for collaboration among scholars and artists."
The Star Tribune says that the funding for this project will come from: University debt, private fundraising, and state funding for repair projects.