Gallery: NYU Decks Out Bobst Library With Beautiful Suicide-Prevention ...

Libraries are supposed to be places for quiet contemplation and study but unfortunately at NYU, the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library has also been the scene of several grisly suicides. As a way to prevent these tragedies and other accidents, the school enlisted Joel Sanders Architects to create a new safety screen to cover the openings of the library's atriums, and the result is as beautiful as it is utilitarian. The golden screens are crafted from custom-made aluminum sheets which have been digitally-punched with perforations that allow daylight to filter through the space while protecting students.

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