Northwestern University Library

This facility was built for Northwestern University. This was the second of eight buildings which are used as storage facilities for each individual book owned by the University. This facility built by Krusinski Construction stores over 1 million books.

A unique aspect of this building is the HVAC unit installed on the second floor mezzanine. A crane was used to lift the more than 20,000 lb. unit onto the second floor. The HVAC unit is vital in keeping the books from deteriorating over time. The 12,828 square-foot facility is humidity and temperature controlled due to the archival book storage requirements.

Click here to watch a video of the HVAC crane lift.

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Project

Northwestern University Library

Client

Northwestern University

Location

Waukegan, IL

Architects

Harris Architects

Square Footage

12,828

Begin Date

October 2015

End Date

April 2016