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Seattle Library Is One for the Books
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Seattle Library Is One for the Books

Seattle Library Is One for the Books

New 10-Story Building Features Design by Architect Koolhaas

Seattle Library Is One for the Books
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Tens of thousands of book lovers and architecture fans are expected to turn out Sunday for the grand opening of the new Seattle public library.

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View a slide show of the new Seattle Public Library

The 10-story glass-and-steel building was designed by Pritzker prize-winning architect Rem Koolhaas and his firm.

The unconventional building not only pushes the defnition of what a library looks like, it also expands the way a library functions.

Marcie Sillman of member station KUOW reports.

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