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Library of Alexandria and Planetarium

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Today, this vast complex is a reality receiving more than 800,000 visitors a year
The New Library of Alexandria, the New Bibliotheca Alexandrina is dedicated to recapture the spirit of openness and scholarship of the original Bibliotheca Alexandrina. It is much more than a library.


Night view of the Lybrary and the Planetarium, with the Mediterranium sea front them.


Library's pool.
The Planetarium
The architectural design of the Planetarium, as a hung planet-like sphere, is integrated within the architectural concept of the main library building, which symbolizes the rising sun of knowledge.

The Planetarium's theatre is a 14-meters-diameter hemisphere comprising 100 seats that are arranged with an increasing backward tilt to give the audience a comfortable view of the 360° surrounding screen.
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Planetarium front, Library (right),The Mediterranium sea behind the planetarium.

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