The Boston Public Library is my favorite classic exterior from this list (ranked #6 by Flavorwire):
|A 1940s era postcard showing the library - very much unchanged to this day!|
And for a modern twist, nothing can beat the Salt Lake City Public Library (#9):
Of course, the true test of a library is what's inside, and as someone who's been in all 3 of these, the Atlanta library isn't even on the charts. The Salt Lake City is actually my all-time favorite library (I'll even give it a post of its own - someday!), and very worth a visit if you're in the area.
See the whole Flavorwire post here to see what other libraries made the cut.
*One commenter to the original post says "the Atlanta-Fulton is a dehumanizing brick" and another refers to "a couple ugly block concrete places!" Poor Atlanta!