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The Voxman Music Building is an academic building of the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, United States. The building is named in honor of former University of Iowa director of the school of music, Himie Voxman.[3]

Voxman Music Building
General information
LocationIowa City, Iowa
Coordinates41°39′28.35″N 91°32′5.04″W / 41.6578750°N 91.5347333°W / 41.6578750; -91.5347333Coordinates: 41°39′28.35″N 91°32′5.04″W / 41.6578750°N 91.5347333°W / 41.6578750; -91.5347333
InauguratedOct 21, 2016
Cost$152 million [1]
OwnerUniversity of Iowa
Technical details
Floor area190,000 sq-ft [2]
Design and construction
ArchitectLMN Architects

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HistoryEdit

The original Voxman Music Building, located on the bank of the Iowa River, was destroyed in the Iowa flood of 2008.[4] In late 2009, a new location for the new music building was formally announced and, shortly afterwards, funding was approved by the Iowa Board of Regents. In December 2013, the Board of Regents voted that the new building would retain the Voxman name.[5] The building officially opened to the public in October 2016.[6]

Performing spacesEdit

The Voxman Music Building contains to a 700-seat concert hall, a 200-seat recital hall, and a 75-seat organ hall.[7][8]

Klais organEdit

The building's 700-seat concert hall contains a Klais organ composed of 3,883 individual pipes.[9][10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Voxman Music Building nearing completion". Iowa Citizen Press Gazette. November 12, 2015.
  2. ^ "UI's School of Music building hits all the right notes". The Des Moines Register. October 18, 2016.
  3. ^ "Regents approve naming of Voxman Music Building". Iowa Now. 2013-12-04. Retrieved 2016-12-31.
  4. ^ "The Flood of 2008 | School of Music | College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | The University of Iowa". music.uiowa.edu. Retrieved 2016-12-31.
  5. ^ "Building Construction | School of Music | College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | The University of Iowa". music.uiowa.edu. Retrieved 2016-12-31.
  6. ^ "LMN Architects debut Voxman Music Building at the University of Iowa". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2017-02-20.
  7. ^ "Get a peek inside the new Voxman Music Building as University of Iowa project remains on track | The Gazette". The Gazette. Retrieved 2016-12-31.
  8. ^ "Voxman Music Building Facilities | School of Music | College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | The University of Iowa". music.uiowa.edu. Retrieved 2016-12-31.
  9. ^ "UI's School of Music building hits all the right notes". Iowa City Press-Citizen. Retrieved 2016-12-31.
  10. ^ "The Klais organ". Iowa Now. 2016-10-18. Retrieved 2016-12-31.