Evers Orders Removal Of Concrete Slabs From UW System Headquarters

Van Hise Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus Friday, April 2, 2021, in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

Evers Says Building Poses An Immediate Threat To Public Safety


  • Friday, April 9, 2021, 3:25pm

Gov. Tony Evers is ordering workers to remove all concrete slabs around the entrances and exits of the University of Wisconsin System headquarters building after a slab somehow broke off and plunged to the sidewalk below over the weekend.

Evers issued an emergency order on Friday saying Van Hise Hall on the UW-Madison campus sees heavy foot traffic and the slabs pose an immediate threat to public safety.

He ordered $500,000 in emergency repairs. The emergency declaration gives him the power to order such repairs without state building commission approval.