Columbia Library columns (v.45(1996))

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  v.45,no.2(1996:Autumn): Page 19  

Spring 1932

Excavation and construction of South
Hall's sub-basement has been completed.
The basement, which is at grade
level on 114th Street, is under way. To
the west, Columbia men play tennis
on the courts where Ferris Booth Hall
would one day rise and fall.

15 June 1932

The ironwork begins to go up.
The basic structure of the building
is already apparent, with the
book stack rising in the center,
surrounded by public service rooms.
The Reference Room is taking
shape on the second story of the
building's west end.

15 August 1932

The ironwork is now largely
complete, and concrete flooring is
being poured. The shape of the
Main Reading Room is visible across
the center of the building.
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