French National Library : François Mitterrand

Posted by Kerstin and Herve (Zurich, Switzerland) on 14 March 2006 in Architecture.

At sunset the glass tower reflects the fading light. The modern towers can be considered as beautiful as the former building of the National library. Indeed, there is much more place to store one exemplary of every book that is published in the country, and if possible in the world.
The glass structure showed its limits during the summer 2003 heatwave when the heat inside the building was too hot to preserve the precious books.
Nevertheless, the building remains beautiful and very useful and important.
H.

Canon EOS 350D
1/30 second
F/7.1
ISO 800
65 mm

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