Book Bench - Kansas City Central Library Garage - Kansas City, Mo.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 39° 06.167 W 094° 35.057
15S E 363009 N 4329377
Quick Description: These concrete and steel benches that look like books are placed around the Kansas City Central Library Garage located at 10th Street and Baltimore in Kansas City, MO
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 8/4/2014 9:03:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMM7AH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
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Long Description:
There are 8 of these benches around the parking garage. They are in the shape of a closed book. They are approximately 3 feet long and 18 inches wide. They rest on two iron stands. There is no dedication or writing on the benches. There is no information as to who created these very unusual benches.

These benches really tie into the theme of the garage as the steps to the garage are also in the closed book motif. The sides of the garage have panels that have 22 titels - from the Library's website:
(visit link)

"The Community Bookshelf is a striking feature of Kansas City's downtown. It runs along the south wall of the Central Library's parking garage on 10th Street between Wyandotte Street and Baltimore Avenue. The book spines, which measure approximately 25 feet by 9 feet, are made of signboard mylar. The shelf showcases 22 titles reflecting a wide variety of reading interests as suggested by Kansas City readers and then selected by The Kansas City Public Library Board of Trustees. It was completed by the fall of 2004."
Materials Used:
These benches are concrete and steel.


Artist: Not listed

Date Placed: Not listed

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