Abandoned Walmart is Now America’s Largest Library

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From Web Urbanist:

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.

Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle transformed an abandoned Walmart in McAllen, Texas, into a 124,500-square-foot public library, the largest single-floor public library in the United States.

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I think this might be the Walmart that my family shopped at when I was a kid.

(via Ales Kot)

2 Comments

  1. Philippa Robinson

    August 3, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Loved this, if only all abandoned spaces could be transformed like this.

  2. The irony being that more people who READ in this abandon space, Walmart loses more customers and has to abandon even more spaces. ;)

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