SIJ - Day 13:  Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library as Seen from Commo
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SIJ - Day 13: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library as Seen from Commo

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Yesterday I presented the interior of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. This is a photograph of the exterior of the Beinecke as seen from Commons. The photograph is an extension of the idea I have been pursuing wherein the photographs includes elements from two different buildings.

The Beinecke is constructed of Vermont marble and granite, bronze and glass, and was designed by Gordon Bunshaft, of the firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Work began on the building in 1960 and was completed in 1963.

The white, gray-veined marble panes of the exterior are one and one-quarter inches thick and are framed by shaped light gray Vermont Woodbury granite. These marble panels allow light to enter the interior of the building, but filter it such that rare materials can be displayed without damage.

I will give you more of Commons in this series, probably in the next couple of days. This plaza is one of my favorite outdoor spaces on campus.
I agree - I feel as though the aliens have landed and everyone has disappeared!

A very cool alternate reality, Seaain that plays well with these two disparate styles of architecture.
 
This is a very nice addition to your series.
So well aligned. The idea of the old next to the new.
The sky!
Good one.
JH
 

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