This is the last phase of the scaffolding and exterior renovations.
It’s also a follow up to our original post. (scroll down for link)
Princeton University has committed to a comprehensive renovation of Firestone Library
and Superior Scaffold has been there every step of the way. The entire building is scaffolded
and debris netting has been added.
The renovation is a long-term project that is being done in multiple phases and will take almost 10 years to finish, during which time the library will remain open, and its collections available during normal hours of operation.
Superior erected as system scaffold allowing crews to get access to all areas of this monumental restoration.
As stated above, the library has to remain open while crews do the work.
Superior also provided a series of debris netting and trash chutes to the project.
The Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library opened in 1948 as the first large American university library constructed after World War II. Roughly 1.5 million volumes were moved during the summer of 1948 from Pyne and Chancellor Green Halls, which until then had served as the University’s main library. The library building was expanded in 1971 and again in 1988 and currently has more than 70 miles (110 km) of bookshelves, making Firestone one of the largest open-stack libraries in existence. Though not the largest university library in the world, the library has more books per enrolled student than that of any other university in the United States.
You can keep tabs of the multi-phase renovation here:
You can see our original post about the Firestone library here:
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