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Boston Public Library

Boston, Massachusetts

Architect: Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson & Abbott
Completion: 2005

Considered an American icon and nicknamed “The Palace of the People,” this magnificent historic landmark now enjoys the conveniences of modern technology.

The restoration, renovation, and relighting of landmark historic buildings requires considerable subtlety and ingenuity. We often encounter the desire not only to increase lighting levels but also to minimize the visibility of lighting hardware. Resolving these competing exigencies makes lighting design in historic buildings a great challenge.