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by Robert L. Reid, Senior Editor, Features Manager; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2019, Vol. 89, Issue 4, Pg. 44-51

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The new Qatar National Library features a folded design with cantilevered corners on the exterior, while inside, an enormous single space for reading or socializing offers terraces stacked with bookshelves. An interior bridge spans a sunken space filled with historical treasures.

Subject Headings: Public buildings | Cantilevers | Social factors | Bridges | Historic buildings

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