Monday, November 29, 2010

10 Most Beautiful Public Libraries in the US

Here's a list after my own heart: The Most Beautiful Public Libraries in the US.. The first one is of my own Library, the Berkeley Public Library, a fabulous art decor building. Read the article and see the photos at Flavorwire.
1. Berkeley Public Library, Designed by James Plachek
2. The Central Library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System. Designed by Marcel Breuer
3. Harold Washington Library, Chicago, Illinois. Designed by Hammond, Beeby and Babka
4. Hennepin County Library, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Designed by César Pelli
5. The Richard Riordan Central Library, Los Angeles, California. Designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue
6. The McKim Building of the Boston Public Library. Designed by McKim, Mead, and White
7. New York Public Library. Designed by Carrère and Hastings
 8. Parkway Central Library, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Renovation design by Moshe Safdie and Associates  (this was my childhood library, and I loved the original building. still there-attached)
9. Salt Lake City Public Library. Designed by Moshe Safdie and Associates and VCBO Architecture
10. Seattle Central Library. Designed by Rem Koolhaas of OMA and and Joshua Prince-Ramus of REX

1 comment:

vallerose said...

Wow! Berkeley is no. 1. That's cool. It is a wonderful building. And New York is a classic. I disagree with Seattle. That is one ugly building.