Thursday, April 15, 2010
Portland (Maine) Public Library Renovation Gets High Marks
Link to April 8 Portland Press-Herald article, "Library adds light, energy".
Excerpt: Like a sculptor unveiling a work of art, library director Steve Podgajny pulls back a drop cloth hanging from a ceiling to reveal an enormous window overlooking Congress Street.
Daylight flashes through the Portland Public Library, transforming the dark and frumpy 31-year-old building into a bright and inviting public space.
That’s what a $7.3 million renovation project can do for a middle-aged building that had lost its zip.