U of M’s Northrop Building closed due to partial roof collapse

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University of Minnesota officials have closed the Northrop Building on the Twin Cities campus after part of the roof collapsed overnight.

Damage can be seen from the area surrounding the building, and engineers will be assessing just how much damage has been done, according to the university.

No word on what caused the collapse.

As of this time, access to the building has been closed off, as well as two nearby parking garages.

No performances are scheduled for the auditorium until at least Saturday.

The nearly 100-year-old building first opened in 1929. In 2014, the auditorium was reopened to the public after a three-year renovation project.