June 08, 2004

Seattle Public Library

The new Seattle Public Library is pretty spectacular. Not the most important building in 30 years as promoted by the NYT architectural critic, but pretty cool none the less. I'll have to check it out again a bit as the hype dies down.

The one missing item? A firepole. Once you go up into the main book section, you cannot leave. Except by narrow stairway or crowded elevator. A simple fire pole at the end would let you exit just fine.

Here is some of the crowd on the opening day:

 

This is one of the views that takes people's breath away:

Posted by MBlain at June 8, 2004 11:37 PM
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