Seattle Public Library


DSC02003, originally uploaded by valleygirl2005.

There is a LOT of stuff on the web about this building. It’s gotta be the most genuinely exciting building built in the USA for years.

Favourite bits on the promenade: auditoriums that connect levels; living room landscapes; chartreuse yellow escalators and elevator interiors; the delicate curtain-like perforated metal screen that wraps the very glossy and very red meeting room ‘box’; internet ahoy; the finally realised Jussieu book stack idea; fab views from the uppermost reading room/conservatory and last but not least the journey’s culmination over the atrium on the popular juliet balcony.

The friends of the Library Shop (and the café also) have shifted from the NE corner to the SE adjacent to the main entry. Our favourite item for sale was the ‘Deluxe Librarian Action Figure’ http://www.mcphee.com/items/11548.html

Damian

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