What One Town Did With This Abandoned Walmart Building Will Leave You Impressed

You can now find a Walmart in most towns and cities. Usually taking up an average 2.5 football fields of space, they are almost always massive, preying on our programmed materialism with cheap goods usually made in third world countries. So what happens when one of them closes? Usually not much, but one town in Texas had another idea.

Instead of letting this massive building sit vacant, officials in McAllen, Texas did something pretty amazing. They transformed the vacant property into the largest single floor public library in America.

Books and knowledge over goods? I like this idea. Check out some of the images below:

The developers stripped the old walls and ceiling, Opting for a modern type feel for the space.

This library now boasts 16 public meeting spaces, 14 public study rooms, 64 computer labs, 10 children’s computer labs, and 2 genealogy computer labs.

There’s also a cafe, a used book store, and an auditorium.

The grounds have a very beautiful/artsy feel to it. Definitely an awesome public library, and a great way to use the space that would likely have otherwise been wasted.

H/T: WeburbanistViral Nova

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