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now, i will tell you about one of the most beautiful structure in the world.
The National Library of Belarus is one of the most unique designed library ever created. it founded on September 15, 1922. It is located on the city’s central thoroughfare in Minsk’s northeast at 116 Nezavisimosti Avenue.
The library was originally part of Belarusian State and University. Four years later after being built on May 14, 1926 the library broke away from the university and became an independent institution.
The library's new building was designed by architects Mihail Vinogradov and Viktor Kramarenko. In January 2006, the renovation of the library was complete. The National Library of Belarus was opened by the Belarus President on 16 June 2006. This building has 22 floors, 500 seat conference hall, and it can contain 2000 visitors. Its main architectural component has the shape of a rhombicuboctahedron (diamond). it took 13 years to get the daring design approved and implemented.
The building with 72-meter (236 feet) high is located in the park zone of the Slepyanka River and greenery system. The central entrance looks like an open book with pictures to highlight the development of the global written language and the Slavonic one as well as a quote in 19 languages from Frantsisk Skorina’s Bible that encourages people to learn.
The National Library of Belarus is the central point for information throughout the entire country. It has more than 8 millions items. It is the largest collection in Belarusian, and the third largest collection in Russia. It has 2 millions resources available for public such as :
þ factual graphics
þ a language database
þ social sciences
þ culture of Belarus
On the first floor you can find the information and registration desk, a tour office in the entrance hall. At the top there is an observation deck. That can use to see the view in Minsk. The area in front of the library is used for many public concerts and shows. In the library there is a restaurant too with stylish interior design. It is located in the ground floor. The main part of the collections is located on ten floors of the storage facility. The Library offers various kinds of educational tours:
- a tour of the Library involving the Book Museum
- a tour Minsk at a Glance with a visit to theskydeck
- excursions in the Book Museum
- an excursion for kids Birthday in the Library
- 20 reading halls (seats for 2,000, over 1,500 computerized seats)
- the storage facility (designed to store 14 million units or 14% of Belarus’ total book collection)
- the sociocultural center
- the center for international meetings and negotiations (the Oval Room and the Round Room, an international press center, an office of the Belarus President)
- departments (services for visitors, compilation of information resources, scientific and publishing activities)
- engineering and technical services
In the evening the building’s facade is converted into a multicolored LED screen consisting of over 4,500 light sources. It can produce over 20 light effect schemes using over 65,000 colors. It is the country’s largest means of advertising.
The fastest way to get to the National Library is using the Minsk metro to get to the Vostok station (the first line). You can also use ground means of transportation: buses and trolleybuses to get to the stops Natsionalnaya Biblioteka or Ulitsa Filimonova.
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