A Library Story: Building a New Central Library
What do a children’s librarian, a city council member, a construction worker, and a world-famous architect have in common? They all worked together to create an amazing place: a public library! Come tour the New Central Library in Minneapolis, Minnesota—designed by the renowned architect Cesar Pelli. You’ll be part of the action from the initial computer renderings, through the approval process, the construction feats, and the opening preparations. Interviews with key players—and a foreword from the architect—make this story even more informative. While watching this twenty-first-century marvel take shape, you’ll also discover many fascinating facts about public libraries, including how historical figures such as Benjamin Franklin, Melvil Dewey, and Andrew Carnegie influenced their development. It’s a story you just have to check out!
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Andrew Carnegie architects Barb Johnson bindery bookshelves building’s cantilevered roof Carnegie Library Carnegie’s Carolrhoda Books cars catalog cement pillars Cesar Children’s Library Children’s Press children’s section City Council city’s computers construction cranes curtain wall Dewey decimal system downtown library downtown Minneapolis library DVDs engine finished floor Germaine Greer gives each book glass green roof Hennepin Avenue Hmong kids largest library librarian library card Library Commons library needed Library of Congress library’s heating system library’s interior limestone Marcelyn Sletten million items Minerva Minneapolis and Saint Minneapolis Central Library Minneapolis Public Library Minnesota molds mummies Native American Nina Ebbighausen north wing outer space panes parking garage Patrons Pelli Petronas Towers planetarium planetarium’s dome planets prairie grass Saint Paul shelves skyscrapers slabs south wing stars steel and railroad Steel walkways suction cups Teen Central Terrance Roy tutoring to help United weight wing holds workers York