renovation

On August 9 at 4pm, Harvard’s Houghton Library will close as part of a yearlong renovation project that will increase accessibility and refresh existing academic and research space.

The renovation will be overseen by Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Ann Beha Architects, the

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