Glasgow School of Art's library restoration begins in earnest

By Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

Repair work on famed Mackintosh library, almost completely destroyed in 2014 fire, intensifies after detailed preparation

On a wooden gantry 30 metres above Glasgow's busy city centre, specialist masons are preparing to remove the first layer of stonework from the west wall of the Mackintosh library.

After months of preparation and detailed research, work is now beginning in earnest on the restoration of the Mack library which, along with the rest of the west wing of Glasgow School of Art's Mackintosh building, was engulfed by flames as students were preparing for their final-year degree show in May 2014.

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