Dome improvement

On May 5, construction crews began raising a massive steel canopy structure up two stories over the School of Law’s Anheuser-Busch Hall, using the largest crane in Missouri. The law school is installing the canopy over the open-air courtyard to create a year-round accessible public space. Designed by Washington, D.C.-based Hartman-Cox, the completed structure will cover a span of 6,054 square feet. The covered courtyard is scheduled to reopen Aug. 7. The canopy installation is part of an overall renovation project for the law school, including creating a larger student commons, additional group study rooms and faculty offices, a new main entrance on the first floor, and enhanced spaces for Clinical Education, Student Services, Career Services and Computing/Audiovisual/Web Services. These projects are scheduled to be completed in time for the fall 2008 semester.