Calgary's Central Library has made TIME magazine's 100 Greatest Places in 2019

This is the magazine’s second time curating a list of the World’s Greatest Places, which includes places from around the world to visit, stay and eat and drink.


Time magazine has released it's Greatest Places of 2019, and the Central Library made the list.

The article highlights the architecture of the building, designed by Norwegian firm Snohetta.

"Walls made of cedar from nearby British Columbia, a curved facade meant to evoke cloud arches formed by the region’s Chinook winds," 

The Central Library, on 800 3 Street S.E., opened in November 2018 after being under construction for four years.

The 22,000-square-metre location has approximately 600,000 items in its collection, spread over five floors.

Time also references the library’s extensive collection of more than 450,000 books and also houses rooms for learning labs, residency programs and a digital production studio.




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