Here are photographs that give a closer look at the progress being made on the new Library.
Board President Mark Orton said that the work being done during the past few months, while vital, wasn’t very visible. “Running electrical wires and plumbing lines in a space as big as the Armory didn’t make much of an impression,” he said. “But now various aspects of this huge project are coming together and coming together quickly. Once spaces begin being framed out, we can picture more clearly exactly how the new Library will look when completed. Given how long we’ve been planning this, it’s really exciting as it comes to fruition.”
It is anticipated that move-in will take place by the end of this year.
This photo shows the western (Short Street) side of the drill shed with framing of the History Room, the Teen Room and a staff Book Processing Room at the center back.
An overall view of the drill shed looking towards Fifth Street. The main entrance is in the center with partitions in place under the mezzanine.
Looking towards the West (Short Street), framing is visible as is the partitioning off of the second floor.
The handicapped accessible ramp with installed stone veneer is in the foreground. Stairs, also covered in stone veneer, are shown towards the center back. A pier, faced with brick, is visible in the foreground.
The view directly across the full expanse of the drill shed from the main entry towards Short St end of Armory.
Fifth St. Front entry/foyer. To the right is the Community Center and on the left are Library offices.
Stairwell to the left when entering by the Fifth Street (Main) entrance. Breakthrough is for elevator.