The Most Books in Amherst

The W.E.B. Du Bois Library is one of the most famous buildings on the UMass campus. Containing twenty six floors of knowledge, students have frequented it since its inception in 1974. Du Bois boasts quite the resume, standing at 296 feet tall, making it the 2nd tallest library in the world while being the tallest university library in the world. Du Bois has been the subject of controversy over its history. Elevator problems have plagued the library along with serious concerns about brick stamina. Regardless of both the positive and negative commotion surrounding it, the W.E.B. Du Bois Library remains one of the iconic buildings on the UMass Amherst campus.

Picture of two of the most famous buildings on campus.

The top of the largest university library in the world.

The entrance to Du Bois, taken from the courtyard of the library.

A picture of the Du Bois entrance after dark.

A picture of the library after dark from a few hundred yards away.

A farther shot of Du Bois, snapped next to Herter Hall.

An inside shot of Du Bois, taken on the 21st floor.

I chose the W.E.B. Du Bois Library for my photo blog because it is an iconic image of the university. When people think architecture of UMass one of the first buildings that comes to mind is Du Bois. I tried to capture different angles as well as different distances to show the beauty of the library. The different time of day really affects the picture. The lighting is completely different and gives a certain glow to the library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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