The new $185 million, nine-story, Central Library is set to open Sept. 28. Highlights of the 500,000-square-foot high-rise include a 9,000-square-foot children’s library, 350-seat auditorium and reading room under the library’s lattice-covered, bullet-shaped dome, plus a 400-seat multipurpose room, two levels of underground parking and a 400-student technology-focused high school.

The new $185 million, nine-story, Central Library is set to open Sept. 28. Highlights of the 500,000-square-foot high-rise include a 9,000-square-foot children’s library, 350-seat auditorium and reading room under the library’s lattice-covered, bullet-shaped dome, plus a 400-seat multipurpose room, two levels of underground parking and a 400-student technology-focused high school. Photo by Stephen Whalen.

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