Abandoned Wal-Mart Turned Into Nation's Largest One Floor Library

This is a feel good story -- the story of an abandoned big box store turned into the nation's largest one-floor library.

"There are thousands of abandoned big box stores sitting empty all over America, including hundreds of former Walmart stores. With each store taking up enough space for 2.5 football fields, Walmart’s use of more than 698 million square feet of land in the U.S. is one of its biggest environmental impacts. But at least one of those buildings has been transformed into something arguably much more useful: the nation’s largest library."

A few pictures the award-winning design:

What a wonderful addition to the community, and a great way to recycle a blight.


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