So Today The City of Miami might decide on the future of Midtown, that is, the Walmart that everybody has been talking about. A Walmart has never been known to revitalize a neighborhood. A library has. Recently a library in Texas gathered a lot of buzz. It is the largest single story library in the country, and why? Because the McAllen Public Library is a repurposed abandoned Walmart. The building has won several awards and it really is a beauty to look at, especially when you picture the dullness that inhabited it before.
Wouldn’t it be great to turn our future Walmart into a library before it even is a Walmart? Definitely a crazy and unrealistic dream right now, but here are some of the coolest libraries around the world. Just something to look at instead of thinking about Walmart.