NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
Location: New York, New York
Architect: Carrère and Hastings
Architectural style(s): Beaux Arts
The New York Public Library is one of the leading public libraries of the world and is one of the United States's most significant research libraries. On May 23, 1911, the main branch of the New York Public Library was officially opened in a ceremony presided over by President William Howard Taft.
The New York Public Library has branches in the boroughs of Manhattan, The Bronx and Staten Island. The historian David McCullough has described the New York Public Library as one of the five most important libraries in the United States, the others being the Library of Congress, the Boston Public Library, and the university libraries of Harvard and Yale.
THE NATIONAL LIBRARY (Minsk, Belarus)
Location: Minsk, Belarus
Date: 2002- 2006(June 16)
Architects: M.K. Vinogrdov and V.V. KramarenkoMore
In 1989 an international contest took place for the new national library building of Belarus. Architects M.K. Vinogrdov and V.V. Kramarenko and their project “Belarusian Diamond” won this contest, but it took 13 years till the project was fulfilled.The new library is 72 metre (236 feet) tall and has 22 floors.
The building also features a 500 seat conference hall. Main architectural component has the shape of a rhombicuboctahedron.The National Library of Belarus, having informative resources of 8 million units on different kinds of media, is the main informative and cultural center of the country. The library has 90 thousand users, annually serving 3.5 million documents. Every day the library is visited by more than 2.2 thousand people. Actually, the new modern building is just one of the six library buildings.
Entry này Lu post cho thèng ku Khôi kiến trúc tham khảo về thiết kế thư viện. Rất tiếc là tìm chưa được floor plan cho The National Library, theo chị Lu thì thư viện của Belarus này có khuynh hướng design theo phong cách playfull, sẽ tìm bản vẽ sau. Bây giờ chị Lu muốn đi khò rồi, đặt cục gạch hai cái nhà đọc này trước mai sẽ cho lên tiếp. Có gì thắc mắc cứ hỏi tự nhiên heng!