Saturday, August 4, 2012
A Fence in Keeping with Clearwater's Crown Jewel of Public Buildings: The Library
Clearwater to put gated fence around entrance to downtown library. (Tampa Bay Times, 8/4/2012)
Excerpt: The Clearwater Main Library is the unquestioned crown jewel of this city's public buildings. It's the newest and best, an attractive four-story structure with majestic water views.
But after eight years, the downtown library's front entrance and the outdoor terrace on the building's west side are starting to show wear and tear. Officials say that's partly because there's a problem with homeless people sleeping around the building at night.
So the City Council voted Thursday night to put a teal-colored, 8-foot metal fence around the front entrance, with a curving arch on top that mirrors the library's wavelike roof. A similar fence will surround the west terrace. The whole thing will cost $119,400.
And in other library news (from last year)....