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[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)

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

  • acolyte
    "We were just interested to reinvent the vocabulary so it would not be conveying this kind of endless tradition that was running to its conclusion." (Rem Koolhaas, Rosemarie Buchanan, st_04.05.17)

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


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  • 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)


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    "Indeed, with all hyperbolically positive press so far, it is hard not to think of the San Fransisco Main Library. Designed by the esteemed James Ingo Freed in another major rethink of many of the library's functions, it earned similar plaudits only to wind up needing $28 million to fix what a consultant deemed 'serious operational problems.' " (Randy Gragg, oreg_04.05.24)

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