Monday, July 28, 2014
Flames consume architectural icon
Mourning for an icon of architectural history: A disastrous fire raged through Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art in early June, engulfing the famous library wing in the process. The blaze seems to have started when a projector exploded in the school basement, and the flames reached the attic within a matter of minutes. Since completion of the extinguishing work and provisional assessment of the damage, it has become apparent that at least the building itself can be saved along with the archives. The Mackintosh Library, however, the key design feature of the building, is a complete loss.
Posted by sivan on Monday, July 28, 2014