At Koolhaas' Seattle Public Library
MYD's image gallery of a recent visit to the Seattle Central Library by Rem Koolhaas:
Read below for an overview of the project, and make sure to visit the Seattle Public Library's website for more details.
'In 1998 Seattle voters gave the go-ahead to an ambitious building program that included improvements to all 22 branches of The Seattle Public Library, plus construction of four new branches. The same $196.4 million "Libraries for All" bond issue also made possible the 11-level Central Library that opened its doors at 1000 Fourth Ave. in May of 2004 - the third Central Library to occupy that same city block...
In its first year of operation attracted more than 8,000 visitors a day - double the average attendance in the old building. The new Central Library gave Seattle both a civic icon and a functional, user-friendly building.' -spl.org
Enjoy! Lauren + Jason