[LMB] library p*rn
harimad2001 at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 20 12:18:00 BST 2007
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> Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 15:01:36 -0400 (EDT)
> From: alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca
> Subject: Re: [LMB] library p*rn
> To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold."
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>> On Thu, 20 Sep 2007, Alexandra Kwan wrote:
>> Hm, my dad's wife (who's a librarian) once told me that
>> all her librarian friends hate the Hong Kong Main Public
>> Library because the architect designed it like a mall --
>> with a lot of empty space in the interior of the building,
>> which she deemed very wasteful...
> Alayne McGregor responds:
> It's the "central atrium" question. The advantage is that
> and it's easier to see the whole buildig from the centre.
> The disadvantage is that it's hard to organize the floor
> because the most direct route is blocked by the hole.
> A number of newer libraries (the new San Francisco library,
> if I remember, is like this) have a multi-story atrium at
> the front entrance instead.
Evanston, IL as well, having also (or as part of, memory fails) a
western wall of windows, next to which is a lot of comfy seating on
each floor. Really a lovely library. Too bad the city does such a
bad job for the residents (who just happen to be mostly poor and
black) on the literal other side of the tracks.
Henry Higgins will do just fine for me
Pinpoint customers who are looking for what you sell.
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