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photo: Tim Hursley/VCBO Architecture
Moshe Safdie’s Salt Lake City Public Library is a dramatic Modern building that recognizes the continuing civic importance of the library in new and compelling ways. A glass-covered, curved walkway borders the stacks. Opposite the stacks are remote reading areas, accessible by bridges, with views of the Wasatch Mountains. The building won an AIA Honor Award in 2004 and an AIA/ALA Library Building Award in 2005.