Greece: Unveiling of New National Library Building in Athens
A leading Greek foundation on Friday unveiled a sprawling new park, opera and national library in southern Athens designed to “give hope” to a country brought low by a six-year economic crisis.
The new Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center, expected to fully open in mid-2017, occupies 20 hectares (50 acres) overall near the coast of Faliro in southern Athens.
The new national library can easily accommodate the 700,000 volumes that currently make up Greece’s state depository, with eventual space for up to two million books, organisers said.
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