Can’t Miss Pic: Ghostbusters-like Scene at Penn’s Fisher Fine Arts Library

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Image via Laura Dougherty

Image by Laura Doherty via The Daily Pennsylvanian

One of the city’s architectural gems had an interesting, albeit minor, maintenance issue this weekend that made for a ghostly picture. A broken radiator in the lobby of the Fisher Fine Arts Library on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania caused a “substantial” cloud of steam to hover in the entrance. Sorry folks, there’s no need to call in Dr. Peter Venkman and the rest of the Ghostbusters.

According to the The Daily Pennsylvanian, the break also caused water to pour into the basement of the building, “though housekeeping was able to stop the deluge of water and clean the radiator’s mess.”

Thankfully, it was a minor issue for the Venetian Gothic building designed by Frank Furness. “I think it had to do with the age of the building and extreme temperatures,” said Karl Wellman, the library’s Building Manager. “Everything was addressed same day.”


Fisher Fine Arts gives housekeeping second flood of weekend [The Daily Pennsylvanian]