and on the inside looks like this:
...er sort of :-)
Chatting to Bryan Alexander at the emerging tech session - did I mention that I spent some time with Bryan Alexander ;-) - he asked me what I'd seen whilst in Seattle and whether I'd been to the library. He suggested that if you only visit one place in Seattle forget the Space Needle or Pikes Market it had to be Seattle Public Library. So, with un-erring faith in Bryan's recommendations we (me, Paul, Clive and Mark) went on a little SHU field trip to the library after the conference had finished...and, surprise, suprise, were not disappointed!! The building is amazing, the use of space, materials and zoning are really good and the four floor spiral reading room is very odd. The children's section is about the size of a whole library in its own right and looks like a Borders Bookstore. I think my favourite bit of the whole place was the "living room".
Anyway, we took some pictures but to get a flavour check out the flickr images at:
Click the "most interesting" sort to see it at its abstract best!