There are thousands of abandoned big box stores sitting empty all over America, including hundreds of former Walmart stores. With each store taking up enough space for 2.5 football fields, Walmart’s use of more than 698 million square feet of land in the U.S. is one of its biggest environmental impacts.
But at least one of those buildings has been transformed into something arguably much more useful: the nation’s largest library.
MSR stripped out the old ceiling and walls of the building, gave the perimeter walls and bare warehouse ceiling a coat of white paint, and set to work adding glass-enclosed spaces, bright architectural details and row after row of books.
Una tienda Walmart abandonada es ahora la mayor biblioteca de los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica – proyecto de Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle.