Glass installation of new library

The countdown for the completion of the John Spoor Broome Library is on, and in months the volumes will be on the shelves in the new building and ready to be checked out. As of June, the construction of the new library was 75 percent completed, reported Jim Walsh, manager of construction services in the Operations, Planning & Construction unit at CSUCI. Some of the 40,000 square-feet of glass is already in place, and the construction of the building’s shell is complete. Construction of the bridge that will connect the library with the Town Center- the retail and residential site located behind the library—is under construction, and the installation of the interior stairs is in progress. In all, more than 300 tons of structural steel has been used in the construction of the building. The estimated construction completion date is February 2008 with a grand opening scheduled for early April.