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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


Construction update: Scaffolding installed

1 April 2019

As Rachel and Roy Hunt and George Lawrence learned with constructing the Hunt Botanical Library, things never quite go according to plan or even blueprint. The scaffolding is in place for the HVAC system renovation. However, it arrived a couple of months later than planned, and it's in the stairwell instead of our hallway. Given Harold LeBaron's stroke, Lawrence's heart attack and the flooded elevator shaft experienced during our original construction, we're doing just fine with these renovations. In this series of photographs Graphics Manager Frank A. Reynolds takes us on a tour from the sealed doors in the reading room to the scaffolding beyond. See our History pages to read about the setbacks experienced during our early construction.

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About the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, a research division of Carnegie Mellon University, specializes in the history of botany and all aspects of plant science and serves the international scientific community through research and documentation. To this end, the Institute acquires and maintains authoritative collections of books, plant images, manuscripts, portraits and data files, and provides publications and other modes of information service. The Institute meets the reference needs of botanists, biologists, historians, conservationists, librarians, bibliographers and the public at large, especially those concerned with any aspect of the North American flora.

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