The Gizmo patio — a popular gathering place for Knox students wanting to study, dine, or socialize — is closed for renovation. This week, workers began removing the wooden boards that have covered the patio since around 1995.
Small concrete pavers will be installed to replace the wooden planks.
About three decades ago, what now is the Gizmo patio was an ice skating rink.
The Gizmo diner inside Seymour Union remains open while the patio work continues.