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The British Library, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Colin St John Wilson, 1998.

The British Library, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Colin St John Wilson, 1998.
:GSMI-0088-0002
: Axial view of metal gates. The British Library, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Colin St John Wilson, 1998.
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:21/02/2020
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:The British Library
:The British Library, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Colin St John Wilson, 1998.
:Euston Road
:London
:United Kingdom
:Colin St John Wilson
:Public And Government
:Library Media Centre
:1998
:VIEW Architecture
:The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and the largest library in the world by number of items catalogued. It is estimated to contain 170–200 million-plus items from many countries. As a legal deposit library, the British Library receives copies of all books produced in the United Kingdom and Ireland, including a significant proportion of overseas titles distributed in the UK. The Library is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Prior to 1973, the Library was part of the British Museum. The British Library Act 1972 detached the library department from the museum, but it continued to host the now separated British Library in the same Reading Room and building as the museum until 1997. The Library is now located in a purpose-built building on the north side of Euston Road in St Pancras, London (between Euston railway station and St Pancras railway station), and has a document storage centre and reading room near Boston Spa, near Wetherby in West Yorkshire. The St Pancras building was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 25 June 1998, and is classified as a Grade I listed building "of exceptional interest" for its architecture and history. The new library was designed specially for the purpose by the architect Colin St John Wilson in collaboration with his wife MJ Long, who came up with the plan that was subsequently developed and built. Facing Euston Road is a large piazza that includes pieces of public art, such as large sculptures by Eduardo Paolozzi (a bronze statue based on William Blake's study of Isaac Newton) and Antony Gormley. It is the largest public building constructed in the United Kingdom in the 20th century. The building was Grade I listed on 1 August 2015. These gates designed by David Kindersley and his wife Lida Kindersley are the main entrance to the piazza on Euston Road.
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