From the Vancouver Sun:
By Saturday, Vancouverites will have a new public space downtown in the Central Library on West Georgia.
The library opens the newly renovated top two floors, which now includes a rooftop garden.
In the original design competition for the library building, architect Moshe Safdie imagined either a major public or private garden on the roof. But that never materialized, and the area became what was essentially a grassy green roof closed to the public.
There are several other amenities in the 8th and 9th floors. They include a light-filled Yosef Wosk Poet’s Corner, a skylight covered with a light-sensitive film that changes in response to lighting conditions, and a honey-maple wooden staircase that links the two floors.
Including the top two floors, the Central Library now has 370,000 sq. ft. of space.
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