Seattle Public Library Among America’s Top 150 Favorite Buildings
In 1998, Seattle voters, with an unprecedented 69 percent approval rate, approved the largest library bond issue then ever submitted in the United States.
With these dollars, The Seattle Public Library Foundation nearly doubled the square footage in Seattle’s libraries, including the building of new branches and a new Central Library. (source WikipediA)
In 2004, the new Central Library (pictured here) opened, and has been the recipient of a number of prestigious architectural awards, including the #108 spot on the American Institute of Architects Top 150 Favorite Buildings in the United States.
Here’s a few of photographs that we shot during our visit:
Pretty cool, don’t you think?
Note: the exterior photograph is from the Seattle Public Library Archives.