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Patrons flock to Central Library grand opening
Seattle's new Central Library saw 9,000 visitors ushered through its doors in just two hours. Seattle City Librarian Deborah Jacobs said the final tally was about 28,000 when the building closed its doors at 7 p.m.
Seattle's new library: Striking from any angle
The $165.5 million steel-and-glass building designed by renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas is the rage of many art-and-architecture types. Will the public feel the same?
Meet your new Central Library
The new library is arguably the most striking and imaginative piece of Seattle architecture since the Space Needle. Prepare to be blown away, once you get inside. I say this as a former doubter.
Art installations at Seattle's new library
Who'd have thought an escalator would end up being one of the coolest places to hang out in our new Rem Koolhaas library building?
Seattle's roots reflected in downtown library
The new Central Library has 24 named spaces, some donated by corporations and others by individuals. In all, donors have contributed $45 million to have their names affixed to rooms there.
Avant-garde architect reinvents Seattle's new library
Architect Rem Koolhaas has been given the chance to bring his concepts to full fruition in Seattle's new library, and his agenda is nothing less than revamping our notions of what a library is.
Koolhaas' works
"Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan" · "S,M,L,XL" · Maison Bordeaux · Prada New York · Eurolille Master Plan and the Lille Grand Palais · McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Illinois Institute of Technology.
Seattle's LMN architects part of library team
When OMA Architects, led by noted Dutch designer Rem Koolhaas, was chosen to build the $165.5 million library, Koolhaas asked LMN to join his team as the local architect. He was impressed by LMN's work on the Experience Music Project, meshing architecture with exhibit designs.

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