University of Delaware Office of Public Relations The Messenger Vol. 5, No. 4/1996 New face on the Mall Foundation work begins in October for Gore Hall, the new $17.5 million classroom to be built between Mitchell Hall and Sharp Laboratory-the first facility to be built on the University's central Mall in more than 30 years. A gift from a prominent Delaware family supports the construction of the new building, which is expected to be completed in January 1998. Alumnus and trustee Robert W. Gore, Delaware '59; alumna Sarah I. Gore, Delaware '76M; and Genevieve W. Gore made possible this new addition to the heart of the campus. On the main Mall, a fence has been erected around the site of the new building, and relocation of utility lines at the site has been ongoing since April. The pedestrian overpass across South College Avenue, from Smith Hall to the site, has been closed throughout the construction project. A redesigned overpass will play a part in the design of the new building, which will use architectural design elements similar to the other, older buildings on the Mall. According to architect Allan Greenberg, Gore Hall will include keystones, jack arches over the windows, a doric portico, string courses and the same color and pattern of brickwork. Gore Hall will feature a range of classroom styles, with the capacity for the latest technology for teaching incorporated into its design.