Houston Public Library, 1976

Behold the architectural splendor of the Houston Public Library building that opened in 1976:

Contrast with the Houston Public Library building that opened in 1926:

Maybe this isn’t a fair comparison. There are slightly more interesting views of the new library. However, both photos represent what comes to mind when I think of each building.

See also Houston Public Library, 1926.

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3 comments on “Houston Public Library, 1976
  1. Donny says:

    Temple vs Utility ;) !

  2. Jason Adams says:

    I don’t see the problem. The 1926 version is clearly wasteful. Libraries should be prisons for books and ideas. :)

  3. Brendan Dowling says:

    I’ll bet the 1976 version cost more to build.

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