Sunday, May 16, 2004

discoteca biblioteca

the new seattle central library, by rem koolhaas and ramus of OMA (yes, the fancier the name, the more famous the architect.) nerdy engineering news-record finally busts out a pretty cool article on how this thing was built: hybrid structural steel/aluminum curtainwall skin that keeps it from toppling over, a crazy network of slanted columns, and a whole lot of ballsy investors with a couple hundred million dollars to spare.