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Address: 1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number: 206 386 4636
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Library made of pieces of Glass.

Many people visit Seattle but miss this library building in Seattle. In fact the uniqueness of this building stand out from the historical as well as other contemporary buildings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Seattle, Washington, USA

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Seattle, Washington, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Many people visit Seattle but miss this library building in Seattle. In fact the uniqueness of this building stand out from the historical as well as other contemporary buildings in the city. The award winning design attracts not only the professional designers in the world but also ordinary people who love to see interesting 'stuff'. Spent at least an hour... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place is a very modern take on a library. From the outside it looks amazing, reflecting in the sun. Inside, it is a multistorey building. When you get to the top and look down, you may get dizzy! (I did). For sure, it is a useful building for the inhabitants of Seattle. Inside, apart from the view down, it... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This building is impressive not only for the amount of books it holds but for the architecture. Take a stroll through and make sure to ride the escalator.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Its a good building to go there and have a great picture, its good place for architectures and its located at downtown Seattle so you can have a little time to go there, check hours to go, but I know it opens on sundays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spend a long weekend in Seattle with our 4 year old. After a whole day sightseeing she was super tired and we decided to hang out at the library. Oh my god! It's such an amazing library. It has a very huge kids area, with plenty of books and things to play. It had legos and magna tiles. Plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this building is totally awesome and grand. so much space for studying, reading, charging up your device, just loads of time to kill here on a cold wet day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As one who lives in Seattle, I have the benefit of actually using the Library. I give it mixed reviews for that - it's a little cold and not a space to hang out in for hours. That was part of the design! This building is so fun to wander through. And, yes, in the process of wandering, there is... More 

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Montvale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you are not an engineering, architectural or construction professional, this facility is must do. A marvelous gem in Seattle and it is free!!!

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Vashon, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit if you love libraries, love architecture or love books. Each floor has a different design and I recommend taking the elevator to the top and taking your time walking back to the ground floor. Located right in the heart of downtown it is easy to get to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting architecture by Koolhaas. The content and spaces are fantastic. Outstanding is the child section of the library on the first floor. I take my grandkids there and they want to stay for hours. They have computers for children, lot of educative toys, wonderful assortment of books and DVDs for children and the child furniture and the large room and... More 

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