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Stanford Report, October 6, 1999

Facts about the Bing Wing of the Cecil H. Green Library

Architect: Fields and Devereaux Architects & Engineers

Partner in charge: Peter Devereaux, AIA

Project architect: Ronald Briggs, RA

Interior Design: Brayton & Hughes Design Studio, Stanford Hughes, AIA

Historic Consultant: Architectural Resources Group


Building Chronology

Original Building Opening Date: July 14, 1919

Upper two tiered stack levels added: 1956

Basement constructed: 1964

Opening Date of East Wing: January 1980

Renovation of West (Bing) Wing: 1980-81

Tiered stack seismic bracing project: 1987-88

Loma Prieta Earthquake: October 17, 1989

Completion of Stanford Auxiliary Library

Phase II to house books during Bing
Wing Reconstruction: 1993

Post-Reconstruction Bing Wing Opening Date: Fall 1999

Bing Wing Dedication Ceremonies: October 12, 1999


Bing Wing Facts and Figures

Gross area in square feet: approx. 172,000

Net area in square feet: approx. 145,000

tiered & basement stacks, ±70,000
public areas, ± 55,000
staff areas, ± 20,000

Shelving capacity: approx. 85,000 linear feet (or about 1,000,000 volumes)

Seating: 450 reader seats

157 table seating;
68 soft seating;
56 carrels;
75 computer workstations & kiosks;
30 group studies;
64 seminar & conference

Reader internet connections: 400

Project Budget: $48,639,000 SR