Oklahoma: Tulsa’s Central Library $48 Million Renovation Shows Progress
From Tulsa World:
It’s kind of exciting as Tulsa gets its 21st-century library,” said Tulsa City-County Library CEO Gary Shaffer.
The library closed in the fall for a two-year, $48 million renovation project that will replace the building’s mechanical system, add a parking garage and open a new entrance on Fifth Street, among other things.
A few delays have pushed the projected completion to the spring of 2016.
The five-floor library will be divided into “zones” of activities, with the most active floor on the ground level where visitors will enter. Glass-enclosed study rooms will line the balcony. And a garden will be added between the library and the parking structure, which will be on the east side of the building.
Shaffer said traffic at Central is expected to double after its reopening.
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