Canada: New $57.6 Million/129,000 Sq Ft Halifax Public Library Opening This Fall
From The Globe and Mail:
Halifax’s new $57.6-million gleaming glass library of the future is to open later this fall – a 129,000-square-foot building in the city’s downtown with a unique cantilevered rectangular glass box on the top, suggesting a stack of books. Fully accessible, culturally sensitive, environmentally sustainable and architecturally stunning, with elegant angles and lines, it is the first piece of modern architecture to be built in Halifax in decades, and the first major central library to be built in Canada in several years.
Bruce Gorman, director, Central Library and Regional Services, says being able to grab a latte, use the free wireless and on a nice evening sit out and watch sailboats in the harbour is “not what people expect to see when they are going into a public library. We are shifting people’s thoughts about what public libraries are.”
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See Also: Halifax Central Library Webpage and Construction Webcam (via HPL)
See Also: Halifax’s New Central Library Earns Praise, Makes CNN’s Top-10 List of Eye-Popping New Buildings of 2014 (February 2, 2014)
See Also: Fast Facts and Images of the New Central Branch, Halifax Public Library
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