At first, I had no idea what I wanted to build. I thought about building a famous skate spot like the Venice triple set, or Carlsbad gap, but I realized that would be too plain and wouldn't take a lot of effort. Cooper library was my next idea because I saw how square and uniform it was; perfect for building only using squares. Plus, I had the brilliant idea of using Google earth to look at the building in 3D
I built the base 54x54 blocks. I was going to build it 50x50 but I realized the pillars don't extend all the way to the end of the base so I left two blocks on each side to fit the building. I then built 8 pillars 20 blocks up and added the little cross on the top like it shows in the Google earth photo.
Then I built the front facing windows. You can't see it in this photo but the sides don't have walls yet. I built the front walkway too, but not the bridge because technically that's not part of the library.