This is a quick sketch of Yale’s campus from Paul Rudolph’s A+A Building, the top floor cafe. A recent renovation has made the former low-rent cafe on the top floor back into a visiting scholar’s residence. As a financially-strapped grad student, I’m afraid I ate a lot of egg salad sandwiches and bagels up there, the cheapest, if not freshest, things on the menu. Most of my two years there you could look down on the campus and see the continuous repairing of slate roofs – 6 guys standing on a roof with one guy working.
I believe the builidng in the center here is Sterling Library, a hybrid of cathedral and warehouse.
Sketch by Mark Gerwing, 1993 or so.