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Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light: His two magisterial glass-and-iron reading rooms in Paris, the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève (1838–50) and the Bibliothèque nationale (1859–75), gave form to the idea of the modern library as a temple of knowledge and as a space for contemplation. The record stores and book stores may dry up but libraries will live on forever as a place for deep thinking and research.  
Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light: His two magisterial glass-and-iron reading rooms in Paris, the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève (1838–50) and the Bibliothèque nationale (1859–75), gave form to the idea of the modern library as a temple of knowledge and as a space for contemplation. The record stores and book stores may dry up but libraries will live on forever as a place for deep thinking and research.  

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