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Old Central Transformed

Central library closed in 2006. The World Food Prize spent $30 million to convert the building to the Hall of Laureates. The building was open to the public this weekend, but will close again until next summer. The building is magnificent, an amazing transformation.
Garden fountain
Garden fountain
Restored skylight
Restored skylight
West side
West side
Norman Borlaug
Norman Borlaug
John Ruan Sr.
John Ruan Sr.
East side
East side
View of Simon Estes amphitheater
View of Simon Estes amphitheater
WPA mural, restored
WPA mural, restored
Figure with paddle
Figure with paddle
WPA mural, restored2
WPA mural, restored2
Golden grain, Rotunda
Golden grain, Rotunda
Detail of stained glass
Detail of stained glass
Celebrating agriculture
Celebrating agriculture
Globe in stained glass
Globe in stained glass
Marble pillars remind of the old library
Marble pillars remind of the old library
Golden grain sculpture
Golden grain sculpture
Heroes of Agriculture
Heroes of Agriculture
Ghandi and Carver
Ghandi and Carver
Ballroom with balcony
Ballroom with balcony
Norman Borlaug portrait
Norman Borlaug portrait
Norman Borlaug and farmers
Norman Borlaug and farmers
Women farming
Women farming
Grand ballroom
Grand ballroom
Prize bowls
Prize bowls
More of the Borlaug ballroom
More of the Borlaug ballroom