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Bing Wing Facade Restoration Project

June 9, 2017
Mimi Calter

As part of its ongoing preservation and renovation programs, Stanford's department of Lands, Buildings & Real Estate (LBRE) has initiated a project to repair and clean the exterior facade of the historic Bing Wing of Green Library.  This will be a three-year project, taking place in the summer of each of the next three years. A single facade will be covered each year, starting with the south facade.  In 2018, the north facade will be covered, and in 2019 they will work on the west facade, better known as the front!  Note that the focus is only on the Bing Wing, which is considered historic.  Green East is not a part of this project. 

Phase 1 will begin on June 19th, and it will be forcused on the south facade, which is primarily the West Stack building.  The planned work includes masonry cleaning, tuck-pointingof the brick facade, replacement of damaged windows and degraded window putty, and the replacement of broken roof tiles.  The project will be completed in mid-September. 

Impacts to library operations are expected to be minimal, but there will be some minor disruption.  Most notably, there will be scaffolding erected all along the south side of the buildiing, and there will be a locked fence surrounding the work site.  While this will not block passage along the pathway, it will limit the exterior passageway between Green East and the front of the Bing Wing.  The major impact to the interior of the library will be a temporary power feed that will run through W1 from the center stair out the window, however it will be secured out of the way.  There may be some noise from the work, but the contractor, ARG Conservation services, plans to concentrate their work in the morning hours. 

Please contact if you have any questions or encounter any problems related to the work once it commences.

Thank you!