Saturday, January 24, 2009

#602 ... Perpetual Nikau

The Nikau palm sculptures that surround the Wellington City Library and the Civic Square

One of Wellington's most enjoyed works of architecture, the Wellington Public Library not only houses a fabulous collection of books but represents a unique architectural style. Copper and steel copies of the native Nikau palm colonade by Ian Athfield(1992) surround the library. Also a very nice cosy reading space in children's area and a cafe upstairs that is child friendly with small play area for tots.