My favourite Vancouver building

I love the grand Roman Colosseum inspired Vancouver Library. It is a stunning building. 

 

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Vancouver Public Library

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It is a multi-level building with open crossways connecting each floor.  When I first visited the library, soon after its opening, I wondered how long this would last before all the crossways would be enclosed? 

 

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Open crossways connecting the floor to study cubicles lining the circumference of the interior building

If somebody dropped an iphone or book, it could knock somebody out cold below. 

 

 

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looking down from a internal crossway

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I’m really happy that all these years later, the open-plan persisted, and with the stunning art, its luxurious feel.

It is a clean, modern, busy and well patronised place.  This library houses so much: city views from the windows, a massive children’s section, thousands and thousands of books and magazines, multiple filing cabinets of maps, census records and more, a box light and so much more. 

 

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A view from one of the library’s windows
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A map from a book full of illustrated maps from the 1600s.

 

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This library is well worth a visit.  It really is an impressive place.

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One thought on “My favourite Vancouver building

  1. Thank you for sharing such beautiful photos of the Vancouver Library! It indeed is a very stunning and impressive looking library! 🙂

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