Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Legal Research Library, University of Michigan, ANN ARBOR MI

Of the Law Quadrangle group the William W. Cook Legal Research Building was the most striking. It was in harmony with the other buildings of the group although more massive in general design. The main part formed one vast paneled library 244 feet long, 44 feet wide, and 50 feet high, with seating capacity for 500. The exterior of the building was marked by four massive pentacle towers, which, with the long row of arched and tracery windows extending the length of the building, emphasized the essential Gothic spirit of the architectural scheme and, at the same time, imparted a rugged and individual beauty to the building. [Source:]

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