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The largest public building constructed in the UK in the 20th century, The British Library opened in 1998, and houses treasures like the Magna Carta and handwritten Beatles lyrics. Critics panned the structure for looking too much like a sailing ship, and the red bricks and Scandinavian-Modernist style of this building are still controversial today. 

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The British Library

The largest public building constructed in the UK in the 20th century, The British Library opened in 1998, and houses treasures like the Magna Carta and handwritten Beatles lyrics. Critics panned the structure for looking too much like a sailing ship, and the red bricks and Scandinavian-Modernist style of this building are still controversial today.