Stuntman And Lover Of Cheese

by Dan Bostonweeks

Seattle's New Koolhass Designed Library

Seattle's New Library

Photo by Benjamin Benschneider/The Seattle Times Seattle has opened a new Central Public Library. The 11 story steel and glass building was designed by architect Rem Koolhaas. From looking at the photo gallery I’d say Mr. Koolhass has successfully designed a space that is open, functional, and inviting. I love to read, but I have been very bad about frequenting my public libraries. I’m glad to see Seattle wasn’t shy about building such a magnificent structure to house the public’s books and knowledge. That will be one more attractor for me to visit Seattle. I will have to make sure I schedule time to visit such a great piece of architecture. I will leave you with this quote from Andrew Carnegie that appears in the library: “There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.”