The New San Diego Central Library

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

Features:

350 seat auditorium

400 seat multi-purpose room.

3 Story domed reading room

Technology Center

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.

East Side view.

The view of Petco Park and the Library on Park Blvd. in the East Village.

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