Pickler Memorial Library, Truman State University, Kirksville

I was always impressed how the 1993 major expansion of Pickler Library embraced the older structure, leaving it largely intact and viewable along its front from the long bridge spanned atrium of the addition.

The sign saying Pickler Memorial Library was removed when the new bridge cut across and into the original structure.

I also liked how the patina was left on the copper, and was not replaced with incongruous fresh copper. The outside of the much needed expansion continues on the tradition of light red brick that dominates the campus.

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