Seattle, United States of America
NEW SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY BOLDLY DESIGNED BY DUTCH ARCHITECT REM KOOLHAAS.
The new 360,987 square-foot Seattle Public library pictured here on May 6, 2004, is scheduled for its grand opening to the public on May 23. Designed by acclaimed Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, the $165 million library is the biggest project by Koolhaus, the 2000 Pritzker Prize winner for architecture. The library's design boldy incorporates gigantic angular glass walls on its exterior and uses numerous advanced hi-tech features inside including more than 400 public access computer terminals. REUTERS/Anthony P. Bolante APB