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Getting to know the new library

If much of the advance fanfare had centered on renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and his bold design, the grand opening was about the regular folks who'll be using the library. Read story

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"I love the new library, and I'm honored by its presence in our city. However, there is one major problem — the lack of accessible staircases."
— Bill Nordwall, Seattle
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