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Harold Washington Library Earns "Most Beautiful" Honors

By Chuck Sudo in News on Nov 23, 2010 10:00PM


Hint for "Around Town" contributors: photographs of the Harold Washington Library will always be considered for inclusion. It's certainly one of our favorite photography subjects. We just find the building from the architecture firm of Hammond, Beeby and Babka (now known as Hammond Beeby Rupert Ainge, Inc.) to be one of the underrated gems of downtown. We can pass by the Washington Library twice a day and find something new about it we hadn't noticed before.

The website Flavorwire agrees. They've put together a list of the most beautiful public libraries in the country and the Harold Washington Library landed at number three. Really, just look at the roof and tell us you can't imagine Batman hiding in the details.