The American University of Cairo Library

Project Architect: Roger Spees

Architectural Photography: Robert C. Lautman

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The Egyptian Revolution of 2011

The violent riots in Cairo at Tahrir Square put Hugh Jacobsen's AUC Library right in the middle of the fight.

A chronicle of the revolution that ended the three-decade-long presidency of Hosni Mubarak. January 2011: Activists in Egypt call for an uprising in their own country, to protest against poverty, unemployment, government corruption and the rule of president Hosni Mubarak, who has been in power for three decades.