The nice people at M2A, Milofsky Michali & Cox Architects, the firm behind the Silver Lake Library, provided us with an answer to that library feature that was pointed out yesterday on the blog. They email that it's 1) An architectural feature to protect the doors and demarcate the main entrance. 2) A way of defining the Channel glass as volume as opposed to a plane; the glass wraps in on all four surfaces of the void. 3) A way of bringing natural light past the lobby into the Community Room. 4) And as the canopy carries thru and into the Community Room, it's a way of establishing the link between the plaza and Com Room as public space. We look forward to seeing more!