Welcome to the J. Willard Marriott Library, where I spend a good chunk of my young-adult life nowadays. It's a fantastic library- nice architecture, newly renovated, good study spaces, you know. I love libraries. I think everyone does. After transferring to the University of Utah (Did I fail to mention I transferred from USU? Oops.) this was the first building I was excited to check out. And like I mentioned, everything's great about it. With one exception . . .
THIS. What the on earth is this all about? Now you're probably thinking, "Cooool, a room with some funky looking chairs." Which is why I will now be so kind as to direct your beady little eyes to the windows. It may be difficult to see from this photo, but there is basically nothing in front of these big transparent windows- just long gray walls of cement.
It's silly, right? Why do I even care? I just do. Probably because on a daily basis I see dozens of people sitting in these chairs (all facing the window). It's as if there's this great view, or something. But there's not.
My one and only possible consensus: people enjoy sleeping facing simple, gray, glassy structures. Or just not facing other people. I still have yet to participate in the mass staring of the cement wall. Wish me luck.
And why not throw in another photo? It's quite nice.