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Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Designed by SOM in 1963

 

To emphasize the beauty of these rare books, they were set up to be the centerpiece of the building. All the books were placed around the core like a large display case. The exterior skin is composed of thin marble panels that allow light to show through but not damage the books.

 

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Taken on January 16, 2010