06/12/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Library Suicide Barriers Will Become Permanent Fixtures

The Lexan glass barriers installed in the upper balconies of Bobst Library will be a permanent fix, NYU spokesman John Beckman said.

The panels were installed in 2003 after two students jumped from the balconies in the span of two months.

In a Sept. 2004 interview, Carol Mandel, dean of NYU Libraries, said the paneling was only meant as a temporary fixture in Bobst.

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