Mexico City Library Closes Doors

Alberto Kalach's acclaimed, $100 million complex has shut its doors amid water leaks, flooding, and political scandal

When the Biblioteca José Vasconcelos opened last May, the Alberto Kalach-designed campus was hailed as a cultural gem for Mexico City—and, at 500,000 square feet, it became the largest public library in Latin America. But one year later, the $100 million complex has shut its doors amid water leaks, flooding, and political scandal.

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