19 Apr Building commission approves Institutes for Discovery
Madison, Wis. — Wisconsin’s Building Commission approved a $150 million plan to build the first phase of the planned Institutes for Discovery on a block of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, the governor’s office said.
Governor Jim Doyle chairs the commission, which voted 7-1 for the proposal. The first phase is slated for groundbreaking in December 2007 and finish in 2009.
“The decision to go ahead with the project will give Wisconsin a world-class research facility designed to bring researchers from various fields together to find scientific answers to some of the world’s most difficult problems,” said UW-Madison chancellor John Wiley in a statement issued after the announcement on Wednesday.
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