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Old January 18th, 2004, 01:45 AM   #21
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The new extension to The Royal Library in Copenhagen, Denmark is called The Black Diamond (for obvious reasons).



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Old January 24th, 2004, 12:32 AM   #22
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National library of Iceland - u/c from 1980 to 1998






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Old January 24th, 2004, 03:07 AM   #23
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the "Beit Ariela" library in Tel Aviv :
Opened in 1977. it also hosts many lectures and other meetings and an occasional concert, a really interesting place .

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Old January 24th, 2004, 10:37 AM   #24
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New York City public library







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Old January 25th, 2004, 05:09 AM   #25
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London Public Library, London Canada.
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Old March 15th, 2004, 01:53 AM   #26
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Quote:
Originally posted by ClubaLibre

This on is in Boston..the second picture seems to be older than me, I guess I'll have to make some better, recent ones myself



Yep, I used to spend a lot of time there. Half the building is newer, and it's quite massive. I even still carry with me, my Boston Public Library Card for some reason.


Also, I haven't been to SLC since that library was a hole in the ground. I can't wait to check it out when I go back there.
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Old April 21st, 2004, 02:42 PM   #27
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These are images of the new British Library next to St Pancras in London







These are of the old British library, now nestled in the new Great Court at the heart of the British Museum
[IMG]http://******************/ajh/pictures.nsf/viewer/E9710AE4D9AFDCAE80256D7C004D2152/$FILE/PICT2527.jpg[/IMG]

The Library is the smooth circular building on the left


This is the award winning Peckham library by Alsop in London






This London School of Economics' new library by Norman Foster.


Last but not least is my local library in Swiss Cottage, NW London. It is the rounded building on the bottom left of the picture and is being refurbished as part of a local regeration package that includes a reasonably tall building by Terry Farrel that you can see on the right.






Designed by Sir Basil Spence it is now listed and considered a seminal building: also one loved by locals as just about the only nice and practical thing in the area.
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Old June 14th, 2004, 12:51 PM   #28
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Melbourne, Australia: State Library of Victoria

Constructed 1854, therefore having it's 150th Birthday! Architect: Joseph Reed.



Main Reading Room added 1913: at the time the reinforced concrete dome was the largest in the world:



The reading room looks a lot better from the inside, but sorry, I don't have an interior photo at the moment!

The Library occupies an entire 5 acre (c. 2 hectare) city block, which formerly also housed the National Gallery of Victoria, the historical & science & technology museums. Website:
http://www.slv.viv.gov.au

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Old June 14th, 2004, 05:15 PM   #29
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National Library of Greece in Athens

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Old June 14th, 2004, 05:42 PM   #30
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A few more of the British Library. It was about 10 years late and about 10 times over budget, we know how to do big projects





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Old July 17th, 2004, 06:31 PM   #31
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More pictures of the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia:

Charles Latrobe Reading Room: The Dome:



The walls:



The other walls:



The front of the place:



and the front of the place (again)

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Old July 17th, 2004, 07:06 PM   #32
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At the moment the main public library of Hamburg is located in the old main post office (only a part of the building is the library)



This is the state and university library of Hamburg:

roadside:


The backside of it is 60´s brutal-style. The Library was nearly entirely destroyed in WWII.


The state archive of Hamburg:

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Old July 17th, 2004, 07:40 PM   #33
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Houston's main public library

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Old July 23rd, 2004, 04:14 AM   #34
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Even thought I live In Vancouver, This is probably the best looking library I have ever seen in My lifem it looks like a reel of film.
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Old July 23rd, 2004, 07:33 AM   #35
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Kansas City's main library and it's u/c parking garage




I'm not sure, but I think they may still want to add the dome to the library building.
This is the rendering
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Old July 23rd, 2004, 08:15 AM   #36
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Old July 23rd, 2004, 06:03 PM   #37
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Ill do a few for the UNited States that havent been mentioned:

Cleveland (Old neo-classical with modern:2001: addition)

REndering of addition: (long completed)










Old part under renovation:


LIBRATY OF CONGRESS: WAshington DC: Largest Library in the world.





















Seattle Public Library: Koolhas: DONE





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Old July 24th, 2004, 03:25 PM   #38
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Fairhaven, MA's central library is the Millicent Library

This is the New Bedford Central Library
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Old July 29th, 2004, 04:40 PM   #39
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Latvian National Library should be completed in November 2008. But not started yet... The design is waiting for realisation since early 1990ies...

Designed by Latvian living in US - Gunars Birkerts
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Btw. numerous libraries shown here are surprising!!! The one in Vancouver... mmm. And Library of Congress!!!
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