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Burton Barr Central Library

Will Bruder designed this copper-toned building, which looks, from the west, like something from the first Alien flick and, from the north, like a cross between a blimp hangar and a Land of the Giants-scale hothouse. It is a torrid spot for local lovers of the word -- one of the few Valley cultural institutions that seems perpetually packed.