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News Coverage of Central Library

A list of news coverage of the Central Library before and after the May 23, 2004 grand opening, sorted by type - national/international news, trade publications and local news:


(Note that some media sources may require users to register before viewing online articles. )


NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Best of the Decade: Architecture(Opens a new window)
The Washington Post, December 27, 2009


What happens when architecture pays attention to its surroundings (and when it doesn't)(Opens a new window)
Slate, May 16, 2007


Deborah Jacobs is no ordinary librarian, and her Seattle masterpiece is no ordinary library (Opens a new window)
World Magazine, March 24, 2007


Seattle library a monument to form, function(Opens a new window)
The Toronto Star, Jan. 20, 2007


Innovation, simplicity, and sizzle on the West Coast: Europeans put imaginative stamp on three designs (Opens a new window)
The Boston Globe, June 18, 2006


Libraries that dazzle? Check these out (Opens a new window)
VIA Magazine, November 2005


Seattle still percolates behind this artful project(Opens a new window)
The Boston Globe, Aug. 21, 2005


Best Architecture 2004 (Opens a new window)
Time Magazine, December 2004


Seattle Library Is One for the Books(Opens a new window)
National Public Radio, May 23, 2004


The Library That Puts on Fishnets and Hits the Disco (Opens a new window)
New York Times, May 16, 2004


TRADE PUBLICATIONS

After Seattle(Opens a new window)
Library Journal, Aug. 15, 2005


The Recipe for Ground Zero projects is in Seattle Library(Opens a new window).
Reprinted from Engineering News-Record(Opens a new window), copyright The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc., May 16, 2005, All rights reserved


Seattle's Eccentric 'Book Behemoth' Shatters Stereotypes(Opens a new window)
Reprinted from Engineering News-Record(Opens a new window), copyright The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc., Nov. 3, 2003, All rights reserved.


LOCAL NEWS

Seattle Public Library celebrates "Libraries For All"(Opens a new window)
The Seattle Times, Sept. 12, 2008


My Five Favorite American Buildings(Opens a new window)
The Stranger, Feb. 15, 2007


Central Library, Safeco Field make list of American's favorite buildings(Opens a new window)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Feb. 15, 2007.


Smooching in the stacks(Opens a new window)
The Seattle Times, Feb. 11, 2007


Seattle tourist boom! Record number of visitors pouring in(Opens a new window)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 25, 2006


Architecture critic raves about Central Library (Opens a new window)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Nov. 4, 2005


New piece for Central Library pushes art to the technical edge(Opens a new window)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Sept. 13, 2005


On Architecture: New library is defining Seattle's urban vitality(Opens a new window)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 28, 2005


Book lovers, tourists find haven of light at Seattle Public Library(Opens a new window)
The Seattle Times, May 22, 2005


Library use soars at new building(Opens a new window)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Sept. 13, 2004


On many levels, Seattle's new library is a hit(Opens a new window)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 24, 2004


Library's champion didn't live to see it shining in the sun(Opens a new window)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 24, 2004


Patrons flock to Central Library grand opening(Opens a new window)
The Seattle Times, May 24, 2004


The library Rem Koolhaas almost didn't get the chance to design(Opens a new window)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 23, 2004


A moment with ... Joshua Ramus, architect(Opens a new window)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 22, 2004


Getting to know the new Central Library(Opens a new window) (Includes virtual tour)
The Seattle Times, May 16, 2004


Brutal beauty: Seattle's new library is a marriage of civic splash and practical intimacy(Opens a new window)
The Seattle Times, Pacific Northwest, April 25, 2004


The Central Library move is on -- with a plan mapped out to the letter (Opens a new window)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 9, 2004


Deference to nature keeps Seattle from becoming world-class city(Opens a new window)
By Jonathan Raban
The Seattle Times, Editorials and Opinions, April 4, 2004


Design Perspectives: Expectations bloom in Seattle this spring(Opens a new window)
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, March 24, 2004


Public display of affection; the new public library Is important (Opens a new window)
The Stranger, March 17, 2004


New Seattle Central Library is on the cutting edge of technological advances(Opens a new window)
Seattle Post Intelligencer, Feb. 24, 2004


Central Library design is an open book(Opens a new window).
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, Feb. 4, 2004

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