[DWJ] Libraries, was Sacking the maids...
head_overheels at hotmail.com
Fri May 18 02:47:39 EDT 2007
It's not entirely on topic (not even the off-topic topic discussed), but the
combination of libraries and architects meant I *had* to share this gem:
I find it a perfectly lovely library for, you know, Smurfs. And where are
> > You should hear my mother on the subject of the building in which she
> > (she's a university librarian working in a shiny newly built library).
> > may have made it strong enough to hold the books, but they made whole
> > of windows which can't be opened, completely ignoring (a) the way lots
> > light ain't so good for books, and (b) all those windows make the place
> > a greenhouse, and all that heat ain't so good for the books, the people,
> > the computers. (And the air-conditioning doesn't work.)
> > Apparently another university library sent a delegation to see this
> > new library building, with a view to hiring the same architect. Over
> > protests of the management-types, the librarians showed them all around
> > pointing out each and every flaw in the design.
> > As for missing obvious mistakes...my secondary school had the radiators
> > the ceilings. The architect, and everyone else involved, appeared to
> > completely missed the bit about heat rising. (And I wouldn't be
> > to learn that that was a contributing factor to the leaky roofs.)
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