Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Built in 1961-1963 and designed by Architect Gordon Bunshaft, of Skidmore Owings & Merrill. The design is in the New Formalist mode of Modernism, using a symmetrical and repeated rhythm of geometric pattern. The structure of the library consists of four walls, each a Vierendeel welded steel…
A unique architectural gem among many modernist buildings in New Haven. Commonly referred to as "the sugar cube."
Don't let the funky outside and futuristic inside fool you. This place contains some seriously old and rare books. A copy of the Gutenberg Bible is on permanent display on the mezzanine; other exhibits rotate.
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