Thursday, September 29, 2011

The 12 coolest libraries in the world

Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, built in 1963, is the largest building in the world reserved exclusively for the preservation of rare books and manuscripts.

The 362,987-square-foot library, which can hold about 1.45 million books, has a unique, striking appearance consisting of several discrete 'floating platforms' seemingly wrapped in a large steel net around a glass skin.

The rest are at The Calgary Herald.

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