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Leuven University Library

Leuven University Library

Leuven University Library

Leuven University Library

Ode to FriendshipThe University Library in Leuven was designed by the American architect Whitney Warren in Flemish neo-renaissance style. It was built from 1921 to 1928 after the library that stood here was destroyed in the First World War. In 1940 when the city was occupied once more the library was destroyed again. After the war is was restored and the interior modified. It now houses more than a million books. You can find the library on the Mgr. Ladeuze Square.

The sculpture you see on the first photo in front of the library is made by Jan Fabre. It is called the "Totem". It consists of huge bug stuck on a 23 m high steel needle.

The statue on the last photo is called "Ode to Friendship", it is a hot air balloon rising up into the sky bearing three men and a dog. It is made by Danny Tulkens and stands next to the library

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