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Changchun Architecture and Civil Engineering College recently opened its new “White House” library and many Columbia students may find it familiar. The building, which is located in the heart of Changchun’s campus in the north-eastern Jilin province of China, is a carbon copy of Low—on a much larger scale. Probably because this building hopes to actually function as a library, it’s seven stories tall and occupies 20,000 square meters of land.
The library also boasts luxurious sofas, rustic chandeliers, and a coffee shop and costs over a whopping 500,000,000 Chinese yuan (that would be over 78,585,500 U.S. dollars). The school sent a delegate to check out some of the prominent universities in the United States and was reportedly so impressed by our building that they decided to mimic it. More »