Seattle Central Library: Reading Room--page 7 (of 8 pages)

Rem Koolhaas

Color-coded escalator leading from the mixing room to the reading room at the very top of the library

A secular "cathedral," this great civic building with a huge vaulted ceiling provides magnificent views of the city and the Sound. Throughout the library there is a variety of seating options--easy chairs, desk chairs, cafe chairs and a variety of places to read and rest.


North orientation

The reading area is on the north side of the library for controlled light and less glare--although Seattle isn't famous for its bright or harsh light!
Librarian's offices are also located on this top level.

Works Cited or Consulted:
Michael Kubo and Ramon Prat. Seattle Public Library OMA/LMN. Barcelona: Actar, 2005.
Shannon Mattern. The New Downtown Library. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2007.

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