[DWJ] Sacking the maids...

Roger Burton West roger at firedrake.org
Thu May 17 05:17:58 EDT 2007


On Thu, May 17, 2007 at 12:23:23AM +0100, Nicholas Jackson wrote:

>It's probably on a par with all those stories about libraries being
>designed and built without the weight of the books being taken into
>consideration: I've always found it difficult to believe that a qualified
>architect, entrusted with such a big project, would make what seems like
>an obvious mistake, and furthermore that nobody else would pick up on
>it either.

On the other hand, the new Bibliotheque Nationale de France (opened
1996) _was_ explicitly designed so that the book-storage would be above
ground and the readers below; the architect ignored protestations about
light being bad for books, so they've had to board up the windows.

R



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