A 10-year renovation is sweeping through Firestone Library — one so ambitious, it amounts to a thorough interior redesign of the 430,000-square-foot landmark at the heart of Princeton’s campus.
The University has hired Fred Fisher, a Los Angeles architect who designed Princeton’s glass-walled Sherrerd Hall, to create inspiring, aesthetically beautiful spaces within the building. When it opened in 1948, Firestone represented an innovative fusion of collegiate gothic on the outside, Moderne on the inside, Fisher said. Now he aims to create “a state-of-the-art contemporary library as well as recognizing and maintaining its historic DNA.”
See the July 11th of the PAW for more on this….