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Salt Lake City Public Library – Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

Posted in Built by Cristabel A Soto on March 24, 2022

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Name: Salt Lake City Public Library
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Address: 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
General Contractor: Big-D Construction
Design Architect: Safdie Architects
Executive Architect: VCBO Architects
Structural Engineer: Arup and Reaveley Engineers
MEP Engineer: Arup and Colvin Engineering Associates
Landscape Design: Civitas Inc.
Lighting: Lam Partners Inc.

Completed: 2003

AE Interest: Glass curtain walls were designed to be flexible and move when stressed. All the glass in the building is a hybrid tempered laminate that disintegrates into pebbles if broken. The skylights are designed to pull apart into sections rather than break and fall. The Crescent Wall tilts inward 21 feet at its center to keep it from moving back and forth.

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