Hey all, for my first post here on OT, i'd like to show you some photos i took last night. Comments are welcome! !LOTS OF PICS TO LOAD!!! so here's some reading while you wait: Beinecke Library Building Info On Hewitt University Quadrangle and adjacent to the Sterling Memorial Library, was completed in 1963. The donors were Edwin J. Beinecke, Class of 1907, Frederick W. Beinecke, PH.B. 1909, Mrs. Walter Beinecke, whose husband was in the Class of 1910, and other members of the family. The building is constructed of translucent, gray-veined Vermont Montclair Danby marble, framed by shaped light warm gray Vermont Woodbury granite. The low-ceiling entrance expands into the exhibition hall; around its perimeter is a mezzanine approached by two stairways. The floor surrounding the sculpture court contains the reading room, facilities for scholars, a catalogue and reference room, curator offices, and other rooms and equipment for the proper use of the books and manuscripts. The stacks will accommodate 800,000 volumes for which temperature and humidity controls are provided. Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill was the architect. The court is made of white Imperial Danby marble and framed in granite. Isamu Noguchi designed it. Intended to evoke the imagination, the massive symbolic sculptures are a sun (energy), a pyramid (geometry of the earth, or of the past), and a cube (chance). Images a dark ally in new haven same ally, different angle The Beinecke Library Granite ledge that overlooks the stone sculptures in the sub level 'garden' Wide shot of the whole building, i tried to move that tree, but it was waaay too heavy for me =( A nice shot of the building's corner Yet another angle of the library The low level ceiling of the library's base A lonely set of stairs I found at the back of the complex I'm fond of this angle I got while kneeling in the stairwell Pillars on the adjacent University Commons building Looking down a grate into an underground tunnel Closer shot of the base and tinted glass I love reflections! Another reflective shot Final shot before my camera battery died... And the cause for me spending $60 on a second battery ;x For my first photo set of 2004, i went with two friends to the desolate Yale campus in New Haven tonight and what you see above are the majority of photos i took. That library is amazing! the marble is actually translucent. yes, light actually travels through the stone!!! i need to get you guys some shots of the inside... Hope you enjoy!