Where Wal-Mart failed, a library succeeds

“McAllen, Texas, was once home to a Wal-Mart — but no longer. When the discount superstore closed its doors, it left behind a vast empty building. The community took advantage of the space and converted the warehouse-like building into a public library. The size of more than two football fields, the McAllen Public Library is the largest single-story library in the country, the website PSFK writes. Its conversion from vast warehouse space to functioning library has recently made it the winner of the 2012 Library Interior Design Competition by the International Interior Design Assn.”

via LA Times

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