This is the Glasgow School Of Arts Mackintosh Library. It was an exquisite work of art designed by the schools architect between 1907 and 1909 Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

On Friday 23rd of May the entire west wing of the building was engulfed in flames caused by a projector that had exploded in preparation for the 4th years end of year presentation in order to gain their degrees.

The main damage was sustained by the west wing, built between 1907 and 1909, with the unique Mackintosh library and studio above it destroyed. The library housed rare and archival materials, including periodicals dating back to the early 19th century and publications about Mackintosh.

Fortunately 90% of the building structure was preserved thanks to the firefighters who formed a human wall on the west wing staircase.

As a thank you to the heroic men and women who saved the school a sign was hung around the Citizen Firefighter statue in Glasgow in a classic Mackintosh Style.

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