This is a virtual tour of the Periodicals Room in the Harold B. Lee Library, level 2. If you rotate around so that you are facing a row of chairs lined up along a glass wall, you can see just how big the panes of glass are. They're pretty much huge.
There was glass everywhere. I'm not even sure how it is possible for it to shatter since the glass is super thick--kind of makes me nervous about airplanes. I mean, this glass was a good 1/2 inch thick or more and there were no sudden altitude/cabin pressure/turbulance changes in the library to force the glass to do this. Must have been a faulty pane or something.
So, there's caution tape up all over the place and people scurrying around to clean up the glass. It's pretty cool, I guess.
Unfortunately, I missed all the excitement because I'm stuck in the back with all the books. Apparently it just shattered, but stayed in tact, so the custodial crew came and made a "controlled" mess in our area so that it didn't explode all over the place.
Pretty cool. I'm sure we'll read about it in the Daily Universe in the next few days.