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Vancouver Public Library




 VANCOUVER LIBRARY SQUARE
Moshe Safdie
1995
 


 




 

http://cac.mcgill.ca/safdie/searchengines/showphotos.php?id=109&sketches=1&photos=18&plans=6



File:Vancouver Public Library (interior).jpg File:Vpl5.jpg


 

File:Vpl6.jpg

 

 

Library building (including retail, daycare, and parking)

  • 9 stories
  • 37,000 square metres (398,000 square feet)
  • the 1.5 million books, periodicals, and other reference materials are moved through the building by vertical and horizontal conveyors
  • 51 km of cable are laid throughout the building, including a fibre optic backbone
  • seating capacity: 1200+
  • 700+ parking stalls and many bicycle racks
  • top 2 floors currently leased by the British Columbia government and scheduled for future library expansion
  • approximate cost: CAD $107 million









































 



Tags: architecture, library, ~canada
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