San Diego: “No Flubs at Library Building Site After 899 Days”
From the San Diego Union-Tribune:
On the 900th day of construction, San Diego’s $185 million new central library is getting its first shelving, lighting and carpeting, as construction crews near completion May 1 and opening day sometime in July.
“Talk about what it has done for the economy!” said Mel Katz, chairman of the San Diego Public Library Foundation.
Librarians at the present Central Library at Eighth Avenue and E Street are laying plans to start a two-month move in mid-May, when the 1954 building will shut down for about eight weeks. A moving company is expected to be named next month for transferring more than 1.5 million materials eight blocks, spokeswoman Marion Moss Hubbard said.
The article points out the E3 Civic High charter high school will occupy the 6th and 7th floors of the library. It will open in Sept. 2013.
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