Readers’ Corner: Vasconcelos Library

One of the most amazing libraries in the world isn’t in some European capital and it doesn’t date from the 18th century. The 125,000-square foot Vasconcelos Library was built in Mexico City in 2006 and resembles nothing less than a space-age ark for reading.

As you can see in the images here, it’s an astonishing space with an atrium several stories high and about a block long, with blocks of shelves arranged like cubes and all of it cross-sectioned by frosted glass.

Over at BookRiot, they termed it the Borg Library, which works except for one problem: The Borg don’t need to read, they just assimilate.


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