Rarely is Delaware architecture as cutting-edge as this library, by a prominent firm in Princeton, New Jersey. Its front is a curving wall of gray stone, with a rakish canopy of steel and green glass suspended over the door. From the lobby inside, one sees a long exterior vista of huge stone columns supporting a sculptural, copper-clad roof. This colonnade contrasts with a window-wall behind it. Use of rough-hewn granite (quarried in Media, Pennsylvania) was suggested by the example of historic Rockford Tower (see Kentmere Parkway and Rockford Park). In contemporary fashion, the building combines a library, community center, and café.
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New Castle County Library Brandywine Hundred Branch
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