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Seattle - Central Library

The Central Library is one of Seattle's newest landmark buildings. Designed by architect Rem Koolhaus, it is a far cry from the typical mundane library. The exterior is made of glass and steel in interlocking diamond patters which form large planes that meet at seemingly random angles. The interior is full of open space and the floors are sloped to make the main book "spiral" into a series of ramps. Funky colored escalators and decor complete the scene. This was just one quick visit around dusk but I'll return again as there was much more to photograph and I did not get a chance to photograph the exterior in daylight. The pics:
Library at Night from Fifth Avenue
Library at Night from Fifth Avenue
The Colon
The Colon
Lobby from Fifth Floor
Lobby from Fifth Floor
View Outside
View Outside
Screen Projection
Screen Projection
Sunset Through the Grid
Sunset Through the Grid
Chartreuse Escalator
Chartreuse Escalator
Looking Down From Tenth Floor
Looking Down From Tenth Floor
Stair Detail
Stair Detail
Lots and Lots of Lines
Lots and Lots of Lines
Library at Night from Fourth Avenue
Library at Night from Fourth Avenue
Looking Down Colon
Looking Down Colon
Going Up
Going Up
Tenth Floor Corner
Tenth Floor Corner
View of Lobby
View of Lobby
Lobby at Night
Lobby at Night
Grid Pattern
Grid Pattern
Looking Down Escalator
Looking Down Escalator
Grid and Mesh
Grid and Mesh
Weird Screen Thingie
Weird Screen Thingie