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Yale Rare Book Library

Gordon Bunshaft, of Skidmore Owings & Merrill, designed the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library to serve as the rare book and literary archive of the Yale University Library in New Haven, Connecticut.  It opened in 1963.  Marble panels protect the volumes within, taking advantage of the translucent quality of the stone to allow a subdued light to penetrate the interior space.

Exterior View - October, 1978
Interior View - October, 1978

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