Come friendly bombs and fall on Birmingham Central Library

OK, Hands up everyone who thinks Birmingham Central Library is of sufficient architectural merit to warrant occupying its prominent position in the centre of Birmingham? OK, now put your hands down again if you’ve never worked in there (as an employee, I mean: not just doing your homework for a few hours).

Well, you might not have done, but I have, and it was awful. Bad acoustics, stale air, inflexible, unwelcoming — and impossible to drill into to attach a coat hook, much less a bookshelf.

Goodbye and good riddance to the monstrosity.

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3 Responses to “Come friendly bombs and fall on Birmingham Central Library”

  1. D’log :: blogging since 2000 » Friday Thursday links lucky-dip, No.6 Says:

    […] of keeping the present Central Library — although I can’t help weighing it against this plea by librarian who worked there // The International Festival of Glass and British Glass Biennale 08, […]

  2. pigsonthewing Says:

    Librarian? Who? Where?

  3. D'log Says:

    Sorry – corrected now 🙂

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