Tuesday, January 11, 2011
"A Progressive and Forward-looking" Design for Cedar Rapids' New Downtown Library
Link to January 10 Cedar Rapids Gazette article, "Architect says new Cedar Rapids library is one of a kind".
Excerpt: It was all superlatives last week from the city’s library board and library director at the long-awaited unveiling of the exterior design of the new downtown facility.
“Spectacular,” said Susan McDermott, one of two library board members on the design team.
“We wanted you to feel like you could sink into this place, and at the same time we wanted to be a 21st-century library,” added Library Director Bob Pasicznyuk.
By week’s end, Bradd Brown, lead architect on the project for OPN Architects Inc. of Cedar Rapids, weighed in, saying the building will be like no other in the city except for this: It will share with other new, post-flood-era public buildings being built here — most of which OPN has a hand in being “progressive and forward-looking.”
FEMA sez it can't support site for new Cedar Rapids library. (9/16/2010)
New library construction will include old bricks. (8/18/2010)
Library circulation plummets at temporary location. (8/6/2010)
Library staff looking at the best design ideas. (5/6/2010)
For sale, old library, needs work. (4/9/2010)
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)