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The long-awaited New Central Library is a nine-story archive of flexible space replete with public amenities. Topping the structure is a great, airy, reading room shaded by a latticework dome. Bay view terraces, roof gardens, an auditorium, a café, and a regional art gallery also invite the public in.

San Diego's new Central Library opened to the public on
September 28th, 2013.

Library Foundation
Architect's Notes

A Joint Venture - Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA / Tucker Sadler Architects
Location: Park Blvd. at K Street,in downtown San Diego’s East Village / Total Square Footage: 440,000
Services Provided: Community Workshops, Programming, Complete Design, LEED certification requirements


San Diego New Central Library


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Article / Timeline, how the new library came to be
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Audio / KPBS / New Library Design
Video / KFMB / Street Level Milestone
Video / KPBS / San Diego Week
Video / Project Overview
Webcam / Construction Site
Library Foundation / About the project
Library Foundation / Funding opportunities

Article / Dawn of a new dome
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