This is horrifying.
The world famous Glasgow School of Art has suffered devasting damage after a fire ripped through the listed Charles Rennie Mackintosh building.
Firefighters are still struggling to control the blaze, which appeared to have started in the basement of the building shortly after midday. Eye witnesses feared that the whole west wing of the old building has been lost, including the irreplaceable Mackintosh library and the Hen Run, a famous corridor running along the roof which linked the west and east wing.
The school was completed in 1909 and is considered by many to be Mackintosh’s masterwork.
The library inside the Glasgow School of Art’s Charles Rennie Mackintosh building. Photograph: Barry Lewis/In Pictures/Corbis
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