Central Library (replaced) Maintenance – Seattle WA

Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) carried out maintenance work on the Old Central Public Library in 1935, as well as helping with clerical tasks.

That library building had been funded by Andrew Carnegie in 1906.  It was replaced in 1960 and then replaced again in 2004 by the current asymetrical, cantilevered structure with its striking diagonal metal and glass grid, designed by Rem Koolhaas.

Source notes

https://www.historylink.org/File/9869

https://www.spl.org/hours-and-locations/central-library/central-library-highlights

 

Project originally submitted by Douglass Halvorsen on October 16, 2017.

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Location Info


1000 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

Coordinates: 47.606600, -122.332983

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