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*** seattletimes_04.05.17

[Seattle Central Library, Seattle]
  • contaminate, exploit, instigate, exacerbate
    "With a lanky 6-foot-4-inch frame, sharp cheekbones and a shaved head, the Dutch architect looks monastic." (Rosemarie Buchanan, st_04.05.17)

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    "There is a kind of sadness about the (traditional) multi-storied libraries." (Rem Koolhaas, in Rosemarie Buchanan, st_04.05.17)

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    "The architect, in terms of telling you why things are, has its own limitations." (Rem Koolhaas, Rosemarie Buchanan, st_04.05.17)

*** seattletimes_04.05.23

  • expensive condo
    "Library users will be able to watch books rise into the air on a glass-enclosed conveyor belt, as they make their way from Fourth Avenue book-return box to a sorting room on the floor above." (Michael Upchurch, st_04.05.23)

*** oregonian_04.05.24


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