Seattle’s new Library is a busy place. Completed in 2004, it is made up of steel diamond shapes, holding the glass–letting lots of light inside for this typically rainy city. It integrates all kinds of new technologies into the library’s traditional function. Rem Koolhaas is the architect. Both Koolhaas and Frank Gehry rely on CAD-(computer-aided) design.
Nearby is the Space Needle, but it seems to “deconstruct”
in front of Experience Music Building, designed by
Frank Gehry in the late 1990s.
Mass transit comes right inside to the front of the building.
The entry gives only a glimpse of the ever-changing colors
and shapes, in and out.