Friday, April 9, 2010

Cedar Rapids: For sale, old library, needs work

Link to April 7 Cedar Rapids Gazette article, "Council opposes demolishing old Cedar Rapids library".

Excerpt:  Members of the City Council said they opposed demolishing the flood-damaged former downtown library, and instead, said they preferred to try to sell the building quickly.

At the same time, Greg Eyerly, the city’s flood-recovery director, said the city will need to act almost immediately to set up a temporary climate control system in the building or it will fast turn into a Petri dish for mold with the season’s high humidity.

Hearing that, the council told Eyerly to prepare to set up a temporary system, which is estimated to cost $225,000, to protect the building’s interior as the city works to sell the 85,000-square-foot building

Related articles:
Site Selection Raises Ethics Concerns.  (2/9/2010)
Cedar Rapids Library Board to Recommend Site for New Library. (01/26/2010)
FEMA Reconsiders, Decides Library Provides an Essential Service. (12/24/2009)
Hide and Seek: Downtown Cedar Rapids Satellite Branch Library. (11/30/2009)
Early Days of Cedar Rapids Public Library. (11/20/2009)

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