Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Geisel Library

Did you know that Dr. Suess (aka Theodor Suess Geisel) has a library named after him?  He does, at UCSD, and it looks pretty darn strange:


I bet at night it probably looks more like an alien spacecraft than it does a building.  It was designed by William Pereira in the brutalist style of architecture.  (If you don't recognize Pereira's name, you might now him better as the guy who designed the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco, and one of the guys who worked on the Theme Building at LAX.)

The funny thing is, I've seen the Geisel Library probably hundreds of times before without even realizing it.  A closeup of the library is actually the very first thing you see in the opening credits for Simon & Simon.

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