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blacbird
01-19-2013, 10:09 AM
The exterior of the Kansas City Public Library (photo 6):

http://local.msn.com/travel/10-of-the-most-unusual-buildings

The piece is pejorative about goofy buildings, but I just plain love it. Gotta see it sometime.

caw

kaitie
01-19-2013, 10:35 AM
That's awesome. I'm in KC on occasion--now I have a place to visit next time.

Emily Winslow
01-19-2013, 02:47 PM
Baffling. Every time I click the link, the article flashes for a moment (I can read the headline) and then is replaced by a weather report. ???

Mr Flibble
01-19-2013, 02:59 PM
Baffling. Every time I click the link, the article flashes for a moment (I can read the headline) and then is replaced by a weather report. ???

Same here. Crap, more snow....

Emily Winslow
01-19-2013, 03:01 PM
Same here. Crap, more snow....

Are you in the UK too? I'm *loving* the snow :-)

Mr Flibble
01-19-2013, 03:06 PM
I was loving it right up till they sent the kids home from school! (And it made work mental yesterday. Ugh)

folkchick
01-19-2013, 03:59 PM
Hmm, that's pretty cool. I'll have to go *check it out.*

Phaeal
01-19-2013, 07:01 PM
Some of those must be the super-large print editions, especially Fahrenheit 451.

:D

Shenanigans!
01-19-2013, 07:57 PM
Baffling. Every time I click the link, the article flashes for a moment (I can read the headline) and then is replaced by a weather report. ???

Same thing happening to me. I ended up just checking it out on google images.

benluby
01-19-2013, 08:35 PM
Baffling. Every time I click the link, the article flashes for a moment (I can read the headline) and then is replaced by a weather report. ???


Here it is.

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o212/bluecollarjoe/Library.jpg

LJD
01-19-2013, 08:44 PM
I think the link doesn't work if you're outside the US. Doesn't work for me, either.

But it's really cool, and I wish it wasn't so far away from me!

dangerousbill
01-19-2013, 08:57 PM
The exterior of the Kansas City Public Library (photo 6):

http://local.msn.com/travel/10-of-the-most-unusual-buildings



But where's 'Fifty Shades', possibly the biggest contribution to universal literacy so far this century?

Williebee
01-19-2013, 09:04 PM
The accompanying article is little more than shallow snark and ignorance, imo. Cool pics, though.

AKyber36
01-20-2013, 12:30 AM
That's awesome! =) The world's one big bookshelf. I like that Plato's The Republic is there along with Fahrenheit 451.

Vito
01-20-2013, 12:56 AM
Reminds me of Gumby and Pokey, walking out of a book... :)

elindsen
01-20-2013, 05:16 AM
I love the library. That'd be so cool to see in person.

The article needed less snark.

Manuel Royal
01-20-2013, 06:42 AM
Bookies, ya gotta see this
Why would someone who takes and pays off bets be interested in this?

Really, you should be aiming this thread toward bibliophiles, instead; they'd surely find it amusing.

I like that library.

blacbird
01-20-2013, 06:52 AM
But where's 'Fifty Shades', possibly the biggest contribution to universal literacy so far this century?

They done built it before that there book come out. I bet they ain't got nothin' by James Patterson, neither.

I would love to see what other volume spines they have on that building, though.

And it bugs me that the writer of that article included this building because it was considered 'weird' and somehow offensively impractical.

caw

Emily Winslow
01-20-2013, 12:39 PM
Here it is.


Thanks, benluby! Glad I got to see it. I'd love walking by that every day.

Silver-Midnight
01-20-2013, 02:54 PM
Here it is.

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o212/bluecollarjoe/Library.jpg

That is just so cool. :D On so many levels.

BigWords
01-20-2013, 04:43 PM
"I suspect a diabolical plan is afoot" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4_pb6XgNb8)

frankiebrown
01-20-2013, 04:53 PM
Does it have windows?

aikigypsy
01-20-2013, 05:39 PM
The accompanying article is little more than shallow snark and ignorance, imo. Cool pics, though.

I second that motion.

Most of these buildings are really cool (with exceptions for the offerings from Dubai, South Korea, and the as-yet-unbuilt Chinese attempt to make a tall building way too fast).

little_e
01-20-2013, 11:59 PM
I second that motion.

Most of these buildings are really cool (with exceptions for the offerings from Dubai, South Korea, and the as-yet-unbuilt Chinese attempt to make a tall building way too fast).
Do you mean N Korea? I don't remember S Korea being in the lineup, (though I could be wrong.) Vietnam had a pretty meh tomb for Ho Chi Minh.

I liked the Dubai building.

jaksen
01-21-2013, 04:45 AM
Try this link:

http://www.homedit.com/kansas-city-public-library/

blacbird
01-21-2013, 09:49 AM
The accompanying article is little more than shallow snark and ignorance, imo.

My reaction, too. In addition to the KC library, I quite liked the London pickle. Having lived there, I can tell you (and pretty much any of my British friends would agree) that, aside from the classical buildings in London, like St. Paul's, Westminster Abbey and Parliament, the more modern constructions rank among the most soulless ugly monuments to crass commercialism of any large city I can think of. And I've been to Shanghai and Houston. The Pickle is a relief compared to the great orthorhombic glass monoliths that dominate the skyline.

caw

onesecondglance
01-21-2013, 10:54 AM
You mean the Gherkin, right? No-one calls it the "pickle". I still can't get the link to work - I think it's the local.msn domain trying to be clever and serving me content for the UK instead.

OhTheHorror
01-21-2013, 01:54 PM
But where's 'Fifty Shades', possibly the biggest contribution to universal literacy so far this century?

:eek::e2faint:






:D

cmi0616
01-22-2013, 12:11 AM
AW field trip!