Friday, 22 June 2012
Birmingham's new library
We're so used to stories in the media - especially our local paper - about libraries being closed, that it was a nice surprise to see a brand new one approaching completion just next to the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
It's vast! And appears at present not unlike a wedding cake, but is definitely set to look a good deal more exciting that the existing "office block" calling itself a library a few hundred yards further towards New Street.
The puzzling thing is, I can't for the life of me remember what was on this significant site before.