Sun, Sep 8, 2013
by Jacki Lyden, Host
For the first time in three decades, plans are underway to restore Baghdad's former literary glory with a shining new library. The designs show a grand, marvelously constructed, state-of-the-art green building set atop a lake.
Amir Mousawi, director of the architectural firm responsible for the design of the new Baghdad library spoke about why it’s the right time in Iraq to build a new library: “It's a young government, and they've sort of had a number of years to sort of resolve other issues. But one of the most important issues that needs to be tackled is restoring a level of education and, fundamental to that, public buildings that facilitate that such as libraries.”
Mousawi also said that the new library is the rebirth of a new age of Iraq that will concentrate on the positives.
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