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Seattle Central Library

4.6/5
138 Reviews
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Ranked #10 in Seattle Can't Miss Attractions
Building by Famous Architects
Opening Soon Open on Sun,12:00am-6:00pm;Open on Mon-Wed,10:00am-8:00pm;Open on Thu-Fri,10:00am-6:00pm
Recommended sightseeing time:1-3 hours
Address:1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
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The Seattle Central Library is the flagship of the Seattle Public Library System, a famous deconstruction building. It is located in the center of the city, and is a building of 11-story (56-meter high) glass and steel. The library is open to the public on May 24, 2004. The 34,000-square-meter public library contains about 1.45 million books and other materials, including more than 400 computers open to the public and an underground public parking lot. The first year's use rate exceeded 2 million people. The library has a unique and prominent appearance that forms several separate "floating platforms", like being in a large cobweb.

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The Seattle Public Library (Central Location) has a Reading Room with a 40-foot high ceiling and seating for 400, boasting magnificent views of Elliott Bay. For snacks and drinks, there is a Chocolati coffee cart, selling sandwiches and hand-made chocolate for your sweet tooth. Insulated glass encloses the building, with a mesh layer covering the parts that receive the most heat. The open design allows you to see inside; outside is the "Fountain of Wisdom," created by George Tsutakawa, a Seattle artist who received world-wide acclaim for his sculpture fountains.
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