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The Law School Goes Under

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Presented by The Heritage Project

In the middle of the 20th century, the architectural crown of U-M’s campus was the Law Quadrangle, and the jewel in that crown was the Law Library. A new addition was needed to handle the books, and architect Gunnar Birkerts figured the only way to add space and not interfere with the building’s beauty was to go down.

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