The Human Fly climbs the Sun Tower in 1918. Harry Gardiner was a stunt man who earned his living climbing tall buildings in North America and Europe, with no special gear aside from his highly developed fingers. In Vancouver, the "Human Fly" climbed the Hotel Vancouver and then the World Tower on the corner of Beatty and West Pender. He wore white so as to be visible to the "seething solid mass of humanity" that came out to watch. The climb took about an hour and a half.
I happened to walk by this building the other day but it took a while before realizing it was the Vancouver library. Last night I walked by another smaller library in another section of town and I found myself wondering how libraries are doing these days. Lately I read books from a tablet. In any case, I liked the shape of this library which vaguely reminded me of Roman architecture.