Most Modern

Geisel Library, the University of California, San Diego’s main library building, has been named one of the 25 most modern libraries in the world by

The distinctive modernist building, which resembles a hovering spaceship, was designed in 1970 by architect William Pereira, who was renowned for his futuristic, space-age designs, including the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco. The reinforced concrete and glass library building, which houses four of the university’s nine libraries, rises eight levels above the ground in an inverted pyramid. The library was named for Audrey and Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) in 1995. The Dr. Seuss Collection, which includes more than 8,500 items, is housed in the Geisel Library. The San Diego Public Library, the first library in the world to offer WiFi, also made the 25 Most Modern list.