Friday, March 2, 2018

New Central Library - Part 1

Nominated one of "The 12 Most Anticipated Buildings of 2018" by Architectural Digest, the New Central Library (NCL) is getting close to completion. Opening day is November 1, 2018. On February 28th, the Library opened up for local media.  CBC News posted a sneak-peek video of the New Central Library, as did the Calgary Sun. The Sun's story gives more detail about what will be new at the new Library (2 coffee shops, kids learning area...)

Last year I went on a walking tour of the New Central Library when the walls were just put up and the floors weren't quite in yet. A quick search of my Flickr page and I realized that I hadn't posted any of those photos (fixed that). A bunch was given to GBM, one of the Super managers at the Central Library. (A couple found their way in her staff meeting presentations.)

Bigger, better, and beautiful, the new downtown Central branch will be very exciting to work in. (I've taken up a new exercise program and bought good walking shoes in anticipation of all the ramps.)

As we near the opening date, I hope to take and post more information and photos. Here are some of the photos taken from the walkabout in April 2017. (Click on photos to enlarge.)