May 29, 2013

Central Library's renovation wins awards

Yes, our own Central Library's stunning renovation is garnering awards and accolades:

-- We are one of 13 honorees of the Landmarks Association of St. Louis' Most Enhanced Buildings of 2013.  The Landmarks Association description concludes, "This building is both an architectural and civic treasure and it stands as a shining example of how an institution can accommodate the current and future needs of its mission while respecting and honoring its architectural legacy."
Among other winners are such well-known structures as the "Flying Saucer" building on Grand, the Metropolitan Artist Lofts, Cupples Building #9, and the Cheshire Inn restaurant.
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--We are one of six winners of the Library Building Awards, a prestigious national award given jointly by the American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association.  Comments from the jury included:  "The blend of old and new is simply masterful".