How Many Librarians Does It Take....
A couple months ago we ran This Story on the Peckham Library in London. It won the Stirling Prize for architecture.
Well, today I ran across This Story on the library. Now they say they need to close the building for five days and have a team of electricians change 300 light bulbs. The new bulbs are a "gargantuan exercise", they need to set up platforms, and even move books around to change the bulbs.
"This means every six to seven months the building will be forced to close whilst staff remove the books, workmen move the shelves and erect the tower platforms and electricians come in to unscrew and replace the light bulbs."