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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Kansas City Library Has Quite the Facade

http://stockton2020.org/2007/12/12/kansas-city-downtown-library/
http://stockton2020.org/2007/12/12/kansas-city-downtown-library/


Imagine walking down the street and seeing this!!  There is no way possible to miss this library with its innovative facade treatment.  Enlarged book bindings grace the exterior walls of this city library parking garage, once again proving that libraries are anything but boring!  

The following excerpts from various sources shows what revitalization of a downtown area can do:  
“Favorably promoting the Central Library and representing Kansas City were the main purposes in this project.”
“… the innovative design for the parking garage exterior inspires people to utilize the downtown Central Library.”
“The people of Kansas City were asked to help pick highly influential books that represent Kansas City. Those titles were included as ‘bookbindings’ in the innovative design of the parking garage exterior, to inspire people to utilize the downtown Central Library.”
“… turning the premises into giant bookshelves, creating an extremely surreal experience for passers by.”
Do you like it?
Original article from which quotes were excerpted appeared here.

3 comments:

  1. I love it. Would like to see it in person some day.

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  2. I live in that building off to the left, so I see this every day :)

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