In a week the Monona Terrace will be shutting down for a little more than a month for renovations.
Monona Terrace’s makeover is scheduled from Dec. 23 to Jan. 26 and includes top to bottom upgrades, with updated bathrooms and lighting that will make it more energy efficient.
A spokesperson for Monona Terrace said the carpeting is 10 years old and has seen hundreds of thousands of people during those 10 years.
The 15,000 square yards of worn out carpeting will be replaced during the renovations.
Other major projects include new workstations at the former pay phone areas, enhancement of the artwork on level four, a temporary art exhibition, new wall mounted digital room signage screens, a museum quality exhibit showcasing the history of the Monona Terrace project, complete renovation of the public restrooms, and other lighting, technical and equipment upgrades.
Renovations are scheduled every 10 years around the time the carpets wear out, officials said.
A grand reopening celebration will take place Feb. 2 from 1-4 p.m. for the public to see the new improvements, and meet the staff, gallery designers, artists and architects involved with the project.