Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle's design of the McAllen Pubilc Library in Texas is a case study of creative reuse.
So many libraries have suffered extensive cuts and local governments have had less funds in their budgets allocated to libraries. Yet libraries perform crucial functions of community building and empowering the local citizenry; functions that many are loathe to part with. Box stores are a key feature in American architecture, and while somewhat sterile, in provides great functionality for a library. How would this impact the local community? If the Walmart left town, what type of issues might the area already be facing?
Via Seth Dixon