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Halifax central library starts construction

A new $55-million library is being built in the heart of downtown Halifax. Ground was officially broken on November 7 for the Halifax Central Library on the corner of Spring Garden Road and Queen Street. The site is opposite the aging Memorial...

November 21, 2011   Canadian Consulting Engineer

A new $55-million library is being built in the heart of downtown Halifax. Ground was officially broken on November 7 for the Halifax Central Library on the corner of Spring Garden Road and Queen Street. The site is opposite the aging Memorial Library which will be eventually closed.

Consisting of approximately 100,000 square feet, the new building will have collection areas, computer spaces, meeting rooms, and a 250-seat performance theatre.

Fowler Bauld & Mitchell and Schmidt Hammer Lassen are the architects. SNC-Lavalin is doing structural and civil engineering, and CBCL is doing the mechanical-electrical work. The building is scheduled to open in 2014.  Funding is from the federal, provincial and municipal governments.


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