118. Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Dear Jan,

Here's the Staatsbibliothek with its famous stockroom 
also known as "the spine of the book". Jacques Herzog 
said he used to love Scharoun's work. He found it 
ugly, strange, very real and unreal at the same time. 
He loved the aluminum gold clad so they intended 
to clad in gold the skylights of the Photo Studio Frei 
but it was too expensive and problematic.

All the best.