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January 20, 2005 02:30 PM

Broken: Seattle Public Library signage

2642695_1e4e29f6d8From a few weeks ago - Matt Haughey points us to the temporary signage (read full description) in the sparkling, brand new Seattle Public Library. Seems that the architects were too full of grand visions to think of the visitors' basic bodily functions.


Just a thought, but could it be that there was a delay in getting the actual signs done on time? If so , then the temporary signs are just that: temporary until the actual signs are delivered and installed.

Just because a building opens doesn't mean that all the finishing touches have actually been applied...

Posted by: scott lewis at January 20, 2005 02:54 PM

I don't think so. There are lots of signs (on pretty paper, with that lovely font, but still just taped-up signs) that indicate quite a few quirky problems that obviously were not anticipated. Stuff like this -- -- is representative of the bigger problems, I think. (On my last visit, I seem to remember something in the vein of "mind the step".)

It's a very cool building, but definitely some brokenness about it, too.

Posted by: Elaine at January 20, 2005 06:04 PM

Baine - I very much agree

Posted by: Mark at January 21, 2005 03:56 PM

That means turn the corner and go strait ahead.

Posted by: Parker at March 23, 2006 02:58 PM

however, if you are going strait, you just keep on going until you get to the restrooms

Posted by: ken durken at May 17, 2006 09:03 PM

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