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At Koolhaas' Seattle Public Library

Posted on by Lauren Moss

MYD's image gallery of a recent visit to the Seattle Central Library by Rem Koolhaas:

 seattle central library / main desk

seattle central library / main desk

 library interior / view from below

library interior / view from below

 library interior / view from above

library interior / view from above

 seattle central library / escalator

seattle central library / escalator

 seattle central library / interior detail

seattle central library / interior detail

 seattle central library / exterior

seattle central library / exterior

Read below for an overview of the project, and make sure to visit the Seattle Public Library's website for more details.

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'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          

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