for curving around the large copper beech tree in front of it. The original building was merely a blocky concrete, glass, and brick affair with an admittedly good view. The design of the remodeled structure is conservationist in nature, having been designed thus to preserve the tree, which has its own booster club, the Copper Beech Society. The library was built in two parts; the 1989 addition is the part that curves. This was a great remodel, nearly doubling the size of the library, while vastly improving its looks. The library now sports an appropriate "book-end" look and copper roofing on its front overhang.
Across from the library is Neuberger Hall (1967; Wolf, Zimmer, Gunsul, Frasca), an ugly glass and aluminum box, but to its south is the old Shattuck School (now called Shattuck Hall), a beautiful Georgian brick structure by architect Floyd A. Naramore, architect of the Portland School District. If one walks down Shattuck Hall's north side, one can get a glimpse of Piggott's Castle on the hills to the southwest.