As part of the Johnson Renovation project, I took a rare trip up to the roof of the McKim and Johnson Buildings that make up the Central Library in Copley Square. Part of the renovation includes examining the connection between the two buildings, to improve the sight lines and to address long needed accessibility issues. Part of that construction would include the possible construction of a new public elevator, and a restructuring of staff access between the basement and roof of the buildings. Last week we took a look at the elevator shafts and the elevator controls, including a look at the roof to see if there exists the possibility of extending existing elevators to higher floors.
While visiting the roof, I was able to enjoy a different perspective of Copley Square, one that we don’t get to enjoy that often. I quickly snapped a few photo with my phone, of the streetscape, and the lovely griffins adorning the roof of the McKim Building. I hope you enjoy this unique perspective, taken from the section of the Johnson Building that connects to the McKim Building.