A Real Library Stream

I spent Friday in class at the Renton Public Library (WA). It’s a unique place — the only library I know built completely over a river. Windows span the upstream and downstream widths and the main entrance is mid-river on the east side. The all-day visit was enjoyable and the staff at Renton were terrific hosts.

2 Responses to A Real Library Stream

  1. Ophelia says:

    I like this photo! Have never seen a library built completely over a river either. Very interesting.

  2. Steve Campion says:

    It IS remarkable. It’s also incredibly open inside: one large room with good sight lines throughout the main areas. Of course, my eyes kept drifting outside. with the unique view of a river flowing beneath the floor.

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