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Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève

Identification

Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève
Bibliothèque Ste. Geneviève, Saint Genevieve Library
257602

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
applied masonry
renaissance revival

Usages

library (public)

Facts

  • The library was originally constructed as the library for the Holy Geneviève Abbey, which was demolished in 1807.
  • The library is famous for its use of iron, which was used to frame the building, a modern idea at the time.
  • The second floor of the library contains a vaulted ceiling running the full length of the floor. The iron support structure is exposed, and is both decorative and practical.
  • The average height of this building is 58'-6.5".

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Location

10 Place du Panthéon
10, place du Panthéon
75005
Sorbonne
Paris
Île-de-France
France

Technical Data

21.23 ft
278.00 ft
69.00 ft
2
1844
1851
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