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Old Law Books Are Not Garbage, They're Columns and Towers

One thing I've learned writing Legal Blog Watch is that there are a million old law books in the world that nobody wants. Sure, you could toss these law books in the garbage, and I'm sure that happens every day. But, as I've begun to chronicle here, some people are turning old law books into art, or flooring, or even structural columns and towers.

At the Ex Libris Bookstore at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, the building's structural pillars are made out of dozens of sets of unwanted law reporters.

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Meanwhile, at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the "Tower of Law" has reportedly become one of the most popular exhibits. The Tower of Law is a series of tall, spiraling stacks of old West reporters that has captured the attention of many visitors.


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Here is what happened when Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert came upon the Tower of Law (at the 4:30 mark in the video).

Posted by Bruce Carton on February 23, 2012 at 04:23 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)


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