Photo Friday: Seattle Library Escalator

Yellow escalator at the downtown branch of the Seattle Public Library
Yellow escalator at the downtown branch of the Seattle Public Library

People look at me like I'm a little nutty when I recommend the Rem Koolhaas designed Seattle Public Library as one of the best places to check out when you're visiting Seattle with a toddler. Afterall modern architecture is hardly a mainstay toddler interest. But really, what two year old wouldn't want to ride on that escalator?

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      1. Lisa on February 2, 2012 at 7:26 p.m.

        So how many times do you have to ride up and down before they grow tired of it??

      2. walkingon travels on February 2, 2012 at 9:11 p.m.

        I can't believe I forgot about the Central Library! I have to add it to our morning outing list.
        And Lisa- I'd say at least 25 times before a toddler gets bored of riding an escalator.

      3. Sonja on February 2, 2012 at 11:11 p.m.

        Rode on it last year with my daughter - loved it!

      4. Mara on February 3, 2012 at 4:47 a.m.

        I love visiting libraries when I'm traveling - we had a fabulous time at the Public Library in Boston last summer. Love that color!

      5. Debbie on February 3, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.

        @Lisa, you would think that would be the problem, but actually the tricky part is distracting them from the hot chocolate stand and the library shop at the top!

      6. APB News on February 5, 2012 at 1:01 p.m.

        Actually, I was terrified of the escalator as a little kid. I thought my feet would gets sucked into it at the top.


      7. Anwar on February 7, 2012 at 5 p.m.

        Interesting color choice for an escalator. Stands out from the normal grey steel you see elsewhere.