May 25 2014
Images depicting the destruction wrought by a fire which tore through the Glasgow School of Art have illustrated the scale of damage suffered by its priceless interiors, principally the library.
The ornate wooden interior of the room has been reduced to charcoal by the blaze with extensive damage visible throughout the west wing.
Only the rapid response of emergency services stalled the conflagration from enveloping the entire building, destroying much more of value.
A GSA spokeswoman said: "Mackintosh was an amazing designer but he used ordinary materials. Those materials are still available today and we have the plans for the library and photographs, so we can rebuild it. It won’t be tomorrow but we will make it happen."