Originally Posted by robin
Just a patron for awhile, and I unfortunately live close to it.
Besides that I hate Koolhaas's style, here are my main complaints with this building in particular:
* It's difficult to get around in and find materials. They forgot to add in escalators going down on the upper floors and it feels like they could have used a layout from a dungeon in a Legend of Zelda video game. Good luck finding the stairs for the meeting floor (which is entirely all red).
* It's mostly empty space and is very cavernous. You can hear noise from many of the different floors at once. For a very big building there are a surprisingly low number of books inside.
* The stacks where most of the books are kept are just dumb. They threw out like a hundred years of good library practices for sake of their design.
On a lesser note, there is an art installation of videos of eyeballs and mouths projected on some spheres that you have to pass by when you go up the floors which creeps me out.
-the stacks are organized continuously by dui decimal......
also, i really like this building too