UK: £80m Transformation of Oxford’s Bodleian Library Almost Complete
Note: £80m converts to approx. $130.9/USD.
From the Oxford Mail:
Oxford’s Bodleian Library is getting a new look, with the £80m Weston Library opening in the spring.
The vast structure already appears to be totally different from the unloved 1930s New Bodleian building and in the spring Oxford will be celebrating the opening of a 10-storey building, seven levels above ground with three below.
Sir Giles Gilbert Scott had built the New Bodleian as a vast book fortress but it has brought in modern demolition equipment with 6,500 tonnes of rubble, concrete and masonry being removed.
It is now possible to see what has become of the New Bodleian, now destined to become far more than a place of study and storage for some of the world’s most precious books, maps and manuscripts.
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