For a long time, the reading room of the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress was in need of some work: the desks looked old, and my feet constantly banged into electrical sockets that were poorly placed underneath each chair. Over the last few months, the reading room was temporarily relocated so the area could be revamped.
During renovations, the reading room looked like this:
Renovations were completed in December; I finally got to stop in and check it out today. Highlights include the new carpet and the additional free scanner. (If I have one token complaint, it might be the removal of the bust of Henry Morgenthau, Sr.; it just won't be the Manuscript Division without that obscure figure looming over incoming researchers!) Here are some pictures: