The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
One of the most prized buildings in modern American architecture, The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University represents on the most novel uses of stone in the built environment. Designed by SOM, the 1963 building employs 1 ¼”
gray-veined, white marble panels (wrapped by light grey granite) to filter sunlight. The result is glowing warm interior and a bold, geometric expression on the exterior that stands in harmonious contrast to adjacent neo-Classical and neo-Gothic buildings that together frame Hewitt University Quadrangle, the site of Beinecke Library.