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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

A visit to the Seattle Public Library

Besides being a sculpture in itself, the Seattle Public Library building is actually quite functional. At the time of my visit, snow had been falling for some time, adding an interesting element to the sloping windows.

The boat-like appearance is an artifact of this distorted image.
The building is really square.
(another view)

Escalators provide express access to upper levels.

Book shelves are arranged in a roughly helical space in the core of the building.
The floor ahead slopes upward. Walking once around rises a level.

Huge open windowed spaces characterize the periphery of the building.

Oddly angled window walls offer spectacular views of the city all around.

Snow accumulated in the diamond-shaped windows adds an interesting texture.

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