Todd Construction spent the summer preparing the building for its renovation with a final asbestos abatement and removal of all non-structural elements. The roof was opened up for a skylight, and space for the new grand entrance facing the Quad was prepared. In August, the construction phase began with seismic upgrades, reroofing, and installation of the entryway terrace. In November, upper level floor extensions were finished and the new stairwell was in place. In January, all exterior glass was installed. Now it is on to finishing the interior work! Photos are grouped by floor or by major feature (e.g., entryway, stairwell, etc.).
Two weeks before the move, we designated a wall for goodbye messages. It was so popular that we had to start a second wall! The messages were funny, sweet, and sometimes referred to inside jokes that we probably don't want to know about! Overall it was clear the Library as a place was valued despite its well worn facilities.