Updated by Michael Barone, who has heard or played the organ.
All original pipework and chests were repaired and retained. Though the pipework stands on what was the original chamber floor, it no longer speaks through a tone-chute and instead delivers directly into the reduced-size auditorium. Projection and detail are much enhanced over the original layout, though some overall sense of opulence has been sacrificed as a result of the reduction of cubic volume in the room.
Updated by Bruce Jacobs, listing this web site as a source of information: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/northrops-historic-pipe-organ-resounding-success.
The auditorium size has been dramatically reduced, allowing the acoustical shell which had obstructed the sound of the organ to be removed.
Updated by Douglas Johnson
The organ is in the process of reinstallation by Foley-Baker
Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- The hall was rebuilt between 2011 and 2014, and the organ was placed in storage. The hall re-opened in 2014 with fewer seats but greatly improved acoustics. On April 2, 2015, University president Eric Kaler announced the presentation of a four million dollar gift to the university, part of which would be used to return the organ to Northrop Hall. (source Minneapolis Post article dated 4/03/2015)
Updated through online information from Richard C Greene. -- The Northrop Auditorium is being rebuilt. The room will be downsized from a 4800 seat to a 2800 seat auditorium. Foley-Baker, Inc. has removed the 1936, 108r G. Donald Harrison Aeolian Skinner. The chambers are being redesigned, and the grille will be made more sound-transparent. There are no plans to change the specification or tonal design of the organ.
Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Additions to Op. 892B (1934)
Stage and console: Photograph by Chris Stroh, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2018-10-12
Auditorium exterior: Photograph from an archival source: northrop.umn.edu, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 1929
Auditorium exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Wikipedia, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2010-03-17
Auditorium interior and console: Photograph by Foley-Baker, Inc., submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 2018