World's biggest bookshelf holds 50,000 tomes no one will ever read11/14/2012
In this era of the printed word making way for laptops, Kindles, iStuff and a bunch of other things that require plugging in, the aim to build the world's largest bookshelf in 2012 might seem like a dumb one. However, the so-called "Book Mountain" built just outside Rotterdam in The Netherlands is being hailed as a literary success — as well as a great architectural achievement. This intricate structure holds an impressive 50,000 books, all protected under a giant glass dome. Made from recycled plastic bags, the sustainable design is intended to "celebrate the book" and drag people away from their screens. As beautiful as it is, we can't help but feel the designers have missed the boat there. [Source]
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