Calgary Public Library Unveils Sneak Peek of New Central Library Design
Calgarians got a glimpse Thursday of what the city’s new, $245-million central library will look like.
Coinciding with a limited-seating reveal event at the convention centre, the library tweeted a wide-view image of the exterior design, and the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation tweeted a slightly closer view of the building.
Calgary Public Library CEO Bill Ptacek previously said the new central library will be a “spectacular” building.
“They took all the liabilities and turned them into an opportunity,” Coun. Druh Farrell said, as developers revealed the Snohetta-Dialog design for the $245-million central branch Thursday.
The four-storey library is scheduled for completion at 3rd Street S.E. and 7th Avenue in 2018. It’s a long-awaited rebirth for a public system and city that have long outgrown the concrete neon-signed main branch along Macleod Trail, a hulking concrete facility built in phases 40 and 50 years ago.
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