Built 1988. Project Description: The library has become the focal point of the Queens College campus, and is nicknamed The Jewel of the Campus. This six-story library is set behind a raised semi-circular forecourt, and is clad in precast concrete panels and alternating bands of pink and gray granite. A tall clock tower defines the building's entrance, while a four-story central rotunda houses the main circulation desk. Two hip-roofed wings contain stacks, technical facilities and administrative offices. Other building features of this 840,000-volume facility include a lecture hall and conference center for 250 people, computer center, document and microform center, a plaza and fountains. Project cost: $35 million. Size: 230,000 sq. ft.