The Great Hall of the Library of Congress, the national library of the United States. Located in three buildings in Washington, D.C., it is the largest library in the world by shelf space and number of books: more than 32 million books in 470 languages, more than 61 million manuscripts and the largest rare book collection in North America.
Can you picture George and Martha Washington lounging in a pair of Eames chairs peering out their floor-to-ceiling glass walled home? Yeah, me neither. But I have no problem fantasizing myself in a colonial cottage in the northeastern states. While many