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What Should Obama's Presidential Library Look Like?

What Should Obama's Presidential Library Look Like?
What Should Obama's Presidential Library Look Like?, Columbia University: open space, throughout the community. Image © Alfonso Medina/T38 Studio via the Guardian
Columbia University: open space, throughout the community. Image © Alfonso Medina/T38 Studio via the Guardian

Barack Obama still has two years left in his presidency, but speculative planning for his Presidential Library has already begun for each of the four possible final locations. Just as the election of President Obama broke down historical precedents for who could hold office, could the design of his dedication library represent an architectural shift from previous libraries? This article by Lilah Raptopoulos from The Guardian presents four unofficial visions for the design of the new library, each of them from award-winning architects. Their bold design sketches expand our perceptions of what a presidential library could be, and explore new ways in which these libraries could serve their communities. See all four designs and read the full article from The Guardian entitled, “Obama's presidential library: four radical visions of the future from top architects.”

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Evan Rawn
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Cite: Evan Rawn. "What Should Obama's Presidential Library Look Like?" 21 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/559406/what-should-obama-s-presidential-library-look-like/> ISSN 0719-8884
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