Clapham Library, London. Designed by Studio Egret West. This library is part of a a larger mixed use building complex. It features a ramp lined with 20,000 books that twists around a central atrium. EA.
Over the course of a $70 million dollar renovation project, Cannon Design cleared rooms and removed floors, taking many spaces down to bearing walls and little else. Original details and ornament were carefully relocated and painstakingly cleaned and restored. (st louis public library)