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Phillips Exeter Academy Library – Exeter, New Hampshire, USA

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Building Name: Phillips Exeter Academy Library
Location: Exeter, New Hampshire
Construction Date: 1965-1971
Architect: Louis Kahn
Structural Engineer: Keast and Hood Company
Mechanical/Electrical Engineers: Dubin-Mindell-Bloome Associates
General Contractors: H.P. Cummings Construction Company

AE Interests: Largest secondary school library in the world, constructed in three concentric areas: outer ring (load bearing brick), middle ring (reinforced concrete supporting book stacks), and inner ring (dramatic atrium with large circular openings in its walls revealing floors of book stacks). Central atrium is 52 feet tall and 32 feet wide following “ideal architecture” golden ratio.

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Written by Cole Sims

November 9, 2018 at 12:28 am

Posted in Built

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