Law Library Tour
On August 21st at 2 PM there will be a rare chance to see the University of Michigan Law School addition.
Almost entirely underground, yet light and airy, Gunnar Birkert’s 1981 law library addition is an amazing feat. The law school desperately needed more space for a library, yet were loath to build anything that would impair the look of their 1920s neo-Gothic buildings. Birkerts solved the problem by building a structure three stories underground, lighted by V-shaped troughs that bring in light from several directions, aided by the limestone base that reflects light and the mirrored window frames. Not open to the general public, this is a unique opportunity to see the underground library, led by Margaret Leary, Director of the Library when the addition was built.
For tickets go to http://www.a2modern.myevent.