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The Great Columbia Book Slide of 1934

November 8, 2013 | by

In 1934, Columbia University moved its twenty-two miles of books to the newly built Butler Library. By means of a really long slide. Which actually looks less fun than it sounds, and was much too shallow for human use. (Which is probably good, considering this was on a college campus.)

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Not to be confused with the recreational-use book slide from the Panorama House:

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… or the bokstörten of the Stockholm Public Records Building:

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  1. JOHNTSHEA | November 11, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    The slippery slope?

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