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Rotunda Repairs

Last Updated: July 24, 2012

Scaffolding surrounds nearly the entire exterior of University of Virginia’s historic Rotunda, as work continues on a critical roof replacement and other repairs.

The first phase of Rotunda renovations will address conditions that threaten the building’s integrity. The leaking roof and oculus skylight will be replaced, and exterior brick walls, windows and ornamental sheet metal will be repaired.

The cost of the roof replacement is $4.69 million, $2.7 million of which is an appropriation from the Virginia General Assembly. An additional $2.5 million to cover the exterior work will come from maintenance reserves.

The University is currently undertaking a fundraising campaign to raise $26 million that will match funds from the state to cover the total $51 million needed for the full Rotunda restoration.

Repairing Thomas Jefferson’s iconic building is not the only work in the Academical Village and Central Grounds.

Work during the summer and fall of 2012 including replacement of the Lawn’s grass, renovations to Lawn and Range bathrooms and interiors, East Range roof replacement, Pavilion X interior upgrades and more.

For a full story on renovations and construction, click here.