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Doe Library

University of California
Berkeley CA United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1907
  Finished1911
Floor Count5
Basement Floors4
Floor Area16,886 m²
Building Uses
 - library
 - office
Structural Types
 - lowrise
 - cornice
Architectural Style
 - beaux arts
Materials
 - steel
 - stone


Description
The main library of the University of California, Berkeley. Faces north. North side contains a giant reading room. Center of building, the "core" used to house stacks, now the stacks are underground and the core is just a giant empty 100x100x70 foot room. Every UC Berkeley architecture student has to draw this building literally dozens of time during their education.

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