einecke Plaza is home to the Beinecke Rare Book Library, the Commons Dining Hall, Woolsey Hall and Woodbridge Hall, which houses the offices of the university president. The Beinecke Rare Book Library, a triumph of Modernist architecture designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, boasts a sleek exterior of thin, translucent marble panels. Viewed from the interior, the panels are transformed into a kaleidoscope of earthy colors. On permanent display in the library is a copy of the Gutenberg Bible, one of only several in the United States. The Commons is the university's main dining hall, with chandeliers hung from a four story-high ceiling. Woolsey Hall, a grand concert hall with a seating capacity of 3000, is the venue of performances by Yale's symphony orchestras, choirs, bands and organists, as well as concerts presented by the many famous classical musicians who perform at Yale each season.
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