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Seattle Public Library. Internationally recognized conceptual artist Ann Hamilton designed the floor for this area of the Fourth Avenue level, which leads into the Literacy/ESL/World Languages collection. The floor includes 556 lines of text, in reverse, in 11 languages and alphabets, and consists of the first sentences of books found in the collection.

This photo taken in the (downtown) Seattle Public Library Evelyn W. Foster Learning Center, which houses the library's literacy, ESL and world languages collection. The maple-wood floor was created by artist Ann Hamilton. It contains 556 lines of text (in reverse) from the first sentences of books in 11 languages and alphabets found in the collection.