Friday, July 04, 2014
The Library of Birmingham, England - 3rd July, 2014
http://ift.tt/1rsAzXe The Library of Birmingham is a public library in Birmingham, England. It is situated on the west side of the city centre at Centenary Square, beside the Birmingham Rep (to which it connects, and with which it shares some facilities) and Baskerville House. Upon opening on 3 September 2013, it replaced Birmingham Central Library. The library, which is estimated to have cost £188.8 million, is viewed by the Birmingham City Council as a flagship project for the city's redevelopment. It has been described as the largest public library in the United Kingdom, the largest public cultural space in Europe, and the largest regional library in Europe. This film features external views of the building and its postmodern high-tech architecture, as well as internal views of the book stock, escalators, walkways, lifts, and facilities. It also features views within the Shakespeare Room. The Library has open roof terraces on two of the levels, and an expensive portion of this film is dedicated to views from these over the Birmingham and wider West Midlands landscapes. This is an excellent attraction to visit, and I thoroughly recommend it.