Renovation Gallery

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DSC_6994.jpg With carpet and lighting completed, new book shelves have been installed. A glassed-in study room replaces the old periodicals corner in the library, offering students a great place to work in groups.
New chairs with attached desks await placement. The chairs have a basket underneath for books and packs and wheels for easy movement around the study area. The skeleton of the new reference desk, with a modern, curved style, is in place. The library is now boasting designer carpet and paint, giving the space a contemporary yet welcoming ambiance.
The freshly painted front entrance. The main lobby, with the front desk and offices dismantled. The stairwell stripped and ready for new flooring.
So far books remain downstairs during the renovation. This tangle of wires will become the nerve center of the new, digitally enabled library. Scaffolding blocks off the library’s Penthouse floor as crews replace the building’s uppermost bank of windows to maximize natural lighting.
The book stacks on the upper and lower floors are still mostly intact as crews work around them. The downstairs carpet has been removed for new flooring, revealing tile that hasn’t seen the light in decades. Workers tore into the walls to update the library’s plumbing.
After a week focusing on the building’s internal working—plumbing and electrical systems—crews are re-plastering walls and ceilings. The view of the emptied library from the main entrance Crews emptied the main floor of the library to prepare for the summer renovations
Plans for the library include new furniture, flooring, lighting and study rooms Architects plan to maximize the natural light that shines through the north windows The east corner (dark wall) that once housed periodicals will be a new, glassed-in study area for students
In this first phase, the first and basement floors will receive new paint and carpeting