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Aberdeen University library tops out

October 8 2010

Aberdeen University library tops out
The final concrete has been poured on schmidt hammer lassen’s £57m library building for the University of Aberdeen.

The universities vice chancellor, Professor Ian Diamond, attended the topping out ceremony with a ceremonial shovel to lay the last bit of concrete on the roof of the nearby conservation studio.

Diamond described the structure as the “first iconic building to be built in Aberdeen for many years” and stressed it would be a library for the city, not just the university.

Construction workers are now turning their attentions to the structures elaborate glass façade and remain on schedule for a September 2011 opening.

Rising to nine storeys the giant cube will sport a dramatic spiralling atrium around which will be stacked more than eight miles of shelving.

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