Building 7A – Rotch Library

MIT’s Rotch Library of Architecture and Planning is one of the premier architecture libraries in the United States, supporting the first architecture program in the country. Rotch Library is also home to the Aga Khan Documentation Center and the GIS & Data Lab. Originally built in 1938 as part of the William Barton Rogers Building, designed by William Welles Bosworth with Harry J. Carlson, the library expanded in 1990 with a design by Schwartz/Silver Architects. In order to fit six floors of book stacks within the challenging site, the addition’s new floors were hung from the steel roof structure above.

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77 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139

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