The National Library of Belarus

I found this picture the other day and I was amazed! The National Library in Belarus is a 22 story, rhombicuboctahedron shaped building located in Minsk. The locals say that the president of Belarus, Mr. Lukashenko, wanted to build an impressive building, so students had to bring money to school for several months and teachers are having parts of their salary taken just to pay for it.
Other people say that it looks like a giant Death Star, haha.

I think it’s rather beautiful. Having something light up like that at such a large scale is pretty awesome. I’d love to see it in person, I’m sure it’s even more amazing.

Click here for more pictures and a video of the giant LED beauty!


August 28, 2007