Sunday, August 19, 2012

What if?

Every Wal-mart was turned into a Public Library?

Death of a Wal-Mart, Birth of an Award-Winning Library

Courtesy of Boston Magazine
"Who says death can’t be beautiful? Okay, so maybe this Wal-Mart in McAllen, Texas, didn’t die, per se, but it did move, leaving behind an empty warehouse. Rather than let this space be a pox on the community landscape (such as Wal-Marts tend to do) or wait around for another big-box store to move in, these McAlleners transformed the space—greater than two football fields in size—into the largest single-story public library in America. Touchdown."

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