Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Established in 1855 in the legal precinct downtown, the Sydney Law School moved into its new home on main campus at the end of April. From the hustle and bustle of Phillip Street, adjacent to the Supreme Court, and within reach of Wentworth Court, Selbourne Chambers, Wigram Chambers and Barristers' Court, it now resides in splendid modernity at the top of Petersham Hill, aka Camperdown Campus and within swearing distance of the sandstone glory that is The Main Quadrangle.
Although The Law Library is underground, it is connected to the outside world by this glorious structure which I gather is called the Turnbull Reading Room: in reality nowt but a window, albeit fantastical. The image above is taken from the inside looking up: a glorious shaft of natural light. The image below shows the structure against the bulwark of the 9 floors of Fisher Library. The geometry of lines takes ones breath away.