Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago
The new 75,000sqm public library houses 2 million books. 8,600 current periodicals and a winter garden on the top floor. The fixed elements of the building are confined to the perimeter, creating a flexible 'loft' in the tradition of the commercial buildings of the Chicago loop around the turn of the century.

MJ Long and Colin St John Wilson worked as design consultants to Hammond Beeby and Babka LC


Chicago Tribune, 15 September 1991 'Chicago to build nation's largest municipal library'

AIA Journal, July-August 1988.
project:Harold Washington Library Center
location:Chicago , Illinois
client:City of Chicago/ Chicago Public Library
cost:$144 million