The Central Branch of This Library Has the Perfect Parking Garage
June 12, 2018 2:13pm CST
The face of the parking garage for the Central Branch of the public library in Kansas City, Missouri, looks like a row of books on a shelf!!!! That row of books on a shelf for the library parking garage is beyond clever, in my opinion. The books that appear on the facade of the parking garage are 25 feet high. Each book is also 9 feet wide. We are talking really big books!!! In 2004, the members of the community, along with patrons of the library, voted on the titles they wanted on the those huge books that would make up the facade of the library parking garage. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, O' Pioneers by Willa Cather, The Republic by Plato, and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee are among the 22 titles on those big books. Even the stairs leading to the parking garage of the Central Branch of the public library look like books stacked on top of each other.
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I remember seeing this photo when @GardenGerty posted about it. That would be a lovely little library to visit. Our downtown branch of the County Library has had an update to it but I haven't gone to see it since it was reopened. I can recall how dizzying the staircase was to traverse and hope they updated it.
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@Corbin5 It was a beautiful staircase but it didn't quite suit the building itself. If memory serves there were three levels. The third looked like old book stacks in movies, those boring and somehow desolate looking rooms. The third was the most bright and cheery but it was the one with the dizzying staircase. I should find a reason to go down there but I don't use the library anymore and any book on local history I can surely find online.