Widener Library, Harvard - Cambridge, America
This gigantic library commemorates Harry Elkins Widener, who died in the Titanic crash. Opened in 1915, it is the centre piece of the Harvard library system which has 15.6 million books. The building itself is 320,000 square feet, housing 57 miles of bookshelves and three million books alone. There are various campus urban legends attached to the donation (which was made by Widener’s mother) allegedly all Harvard students had to pass a swimming test before they could graduate – a condition of Mrs Widener on her donation.