Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Renovated OSU Thompson Library

Image: William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library Grand Reading Room

Last September, I had the opportunity to visit Ohio State University's newly renovated William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library as well as their renovated student center. Below are some pics from that trip.

One big takeaway is that the architects skillfully manipulated the stacks. Once seen as a dark, dingy, filthy, and, I guess to some, erotic [insert: ewww] place, the stacks have become a light-filled jewel within the library.

Thompson Library renovation architects: Acock Associates Architects/Gund Partnership

Flickr Slideshow: Ohio State University & the Thompson Library

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