Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Clark and Farwell, northeast corner

The Rogers Park Library is one of the few new buildings in the neighborhood that I really admire. Designed by Antunovich and Associates, it was built in 1999 and is aging comfortably. This is apparently the new model for Chicago libraries, and similar versions can be found in Bucktown and Edgebrook. Thankfully they stopped building those awful blue cinder block libraries. If you're in the neighborhood go up to the second floor and admire the hanging sculpture. Public buildings of this quality make me glad to live in Chicago.

1 comment:

  1. Yecch!
    This was the first in this design & it's a disaster!
    There isn't a quiet place in the building due to the huge square opening in the second floor.
    None of the other designs have this opening, they learned from this mistake, but they've never had the brains, guts to close it up!