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With so much new campus construction under way, it's wise to remember that today's new buildings may be the darlings of tomorrow's preservationists. In 1908, for example, the John Hay Library was still an architect's English Renaissance dream and a curiosity for Prospect Street streetcar riders. The Hay's final cost? $300,000—the equivalent of $7 million today.