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Downtown Austin Gets 120 Million Dollar New Library

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

John Gillum, the library department official overseeing the project, tells the Austin American-Statesman (http://bit.ly/11XHg38 ) that a ground-breaking ceremony is set for May 30.

The 200,000-square-foot limestone and glass building is expected to open in 2016.

It will include an atrium, a street-level cafe, "reading porches" that overlook Shoal Creek and Lady Bird Lake and a rooftop garden.

Gillum says the six-story library will be "a destination."

The library is expected to cost $120 million, including money to build it, as well as outfit it with furniture, computers and new books and library materials. Most of the money will come from a 2006, voter-approved bond package.


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