West Hollywood Library

The new West Hollywood Library is finally opening this weekend! Seeing as though I live just a couple blocks away, I have watched this building spring out of the ground and I have been anticipating its completion for a while now. It's located right across the street from the Pacific Design Center and it definitely has some style of it's own going on. I'm already a sucker for libraries but this one looks like a good one. I wish I was back in school so I could study here! Luckily my Fiance is going back to nursing school tomorrow so I will be sure to accompany him one of these days (whether he likes it or not).

 The article in today's Los Angeles Times mentions that "along with computer terminals and shelves full of actual books, it incorporates a pair of parking garages, rooftop tennis courts, murals by the street artists Shepard Fairey and Kenny Scharf and new chambers for the West Hollywood City Council." It was designed by Steve Johnson and James Favaro and cost a whopping $35 million to complete.

Just look at how gorgeous this place is....

The above photo is the children's theater - modeled after Michaelangelo's Laurentian Library in Florence. Can't wait to take my nephew here!