Charles Powell Structures Laboratory.  “Basically, it’s a big barn for smashing buildings."

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The dueling architecture styles of UCSD

$850 million worth of buildings in 11 years

That year a water main ruptured near the library during construction work, sending 1.5 million gallons of water rushing toward the structure. The library’s electronic motion detectors opened the doors, welcoming the deluge into the library's interior.

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