The current Salt Lake City Main Library was designed by architect Moshe Safdie, and was completed in 2003.
The numerous curves are striking from the exterior.
The building is even more impressive on the inside, with the 4 story atrium intended to invoke the classic arcades of the past (such as the Cleveland Arcade)
The dramatic stairway takes patrons between the levels.
The building was designed to provide as much natural light as possible, along with quieter spaces on the upper levels.
The massive hanging sculpture is entitled ‘Pysche’. It consists of 1500 small sculptures of books and butterflies that form a large human head. Some of the butterfly wings will flutter.
A model of the building is proudly displayed on the main level. When in Salt Lake City a visit to the library is well worth the time.