New Central Library design highlights Calgary’s increasing stature
Calgary’s transition into architectural adulthood continued this week with the public getting its first look at the newly announced Central Library.
Replacing the 1960s-era bunker-like WR Castell Library, the new library, to be located at Third Street and Seventh Avenue S.E., will feature a four-storey “chinook arch-esque” atrium built over top of a section of LRT line.
Not only will the building bring 240,000 square feet of usable library space to Calgary’s East Village, its ambitious design represents another step forward for a city that many believe is finally growing up. (more…)