First Iron-Framed Library Built in Paris

Bibliotheque Sainte-Genevieve was the first iron-frame building built in Paris, France between 1843 to 1850 by architect Henri Labrouste. The library used cast iron support columns and arches.

Date:
      1843, 1850
Name(s):
      Henri Labrouste
Occupation:
      Architect
Location:
      Paris, France


Additional Information:

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