The construction in front of Dyche Hall might take longer than expected as the University takes special precautions on one of KU’s oldest buildings.
The renovation will focus on the original section of the building erected in 1901. The outside, seventh floor, roof, and tower of the hall is undergoing remodeling which has already uncovered many of the original features of the building including peaked ceilings and Dyche’s original wood support beams. The biodiversity institute says because of the buildings status on the national historic registry construction must be carefully planned every step of the way.
A noticeable change to the exterior will be the absence of the grotesques, or gargoyle looking statues, from the outside of the building. The grotesques which are original to the building will be put on display inside the Museum of Natural History.