The new San Diego Central Library has been under construction since August, 2010. It will not be completed until the the summer of 2013, but you can’t help but be impressed by the new building when you see it in person now. The Library is located in the East Village section of downtown San Diego, one block from Petco Park. This is what the finished building will look like.
Cost: $185 million
Size: 9 stories, 497,652 square feet
350 seat auditorium
400 seat multi-purpose room.
3 Story domed reading room
This video further illustrates the unique and distinctive features of this remarkable building.
I recently passed by the new structure during a bike ride and snapped a few pictures.
This is the front of the building
Here is the western side of the building.
The view of Petco Park and the Library on Park Blvd. in the East Village.