Madison's Monona Terrace Commences Renovation

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in downtown Madison, Wis., will be closed for renovation from Dec. 24 through Jan. 26, it announced yesterday.

Upon completion of the project, the 250,000-square-foot facility will have new custom carpet, new plug-and-play workstations, new artwork, new wall-mounted digital signage, remodeled public restrooms and numerous other lighting, technical and equipment upgrades, not to mention a new exhibit showcasing the history of the Monona Terrace project.

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright — a Wisconsin native — began designing Monona Terrace in 1938, and didn’t complete it until 1958, just weeks before his death. In 1992, Madison residents voted to finally build the facility, which utilized Wright’s design for its exterior, but a new interior by Wright’s apprentice, Tony Puttnam. Construction began in 1994, and the convention center finally opened in 1997.

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