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The San Diego Public Library

The San Diego Public Library was established on May 19, 1882, by an elected board of library trustees, one of whom was civic leader and philanthropist George Marston.
The first location was rented space in the Commercial Bank building at Fifth and G streets, and the new library opened its doors to the public for the first time on July 15, 1882.
San Diego was the first city west of the Mississippi River to receive a Carnegie Library grant. The grant was received in 1899 and the library built in 1902.
The library moved to Eighth and E streets where the new Carnegie Library was constructed.
In 1952, the Carnegie Library was demolished and a new Central Library was opened at the same location on June 27, 1954.
That library closed permanently on June 9, 2013, to begin the 10-week process of transferring its 2.6-million-item collection to the new library.
In 2010, construction began on a new $185 million Central Library at 330 Park Boulevard in downtown San Diego, designed by architect Rob Quigley and topped with an iconic steel-and-mesh dome. It is scheduled to open in September 2013.

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Brenda13-Jul-2013 21:24
What an interesting building. I like your photo (great work) but not sure that I like this building. V
Cindi Smith10-Jul-2013 03:31
Formidable building! Love this! perfect using B&W!
Stephanie08-Jul-2013 12:49
Amazing architecture! I saw a similar "birdcage" topper on a building in Limoges, France. V
borisalex08-Jul-2013 07:19
Your choice of mono makes it even more stronger in appearance with all the lines, a bit chaotic structure, yet good for a library, I guess! V.
John Lamb08-Jul-2013 03:50
An interesting mix of building styles here.
Julie Oldfield08-Jul-2013 00:58
Excellent. Contrast is really nice. Great sky.
patou07-Jul-2013 18:02
Superbe prise de vue ! ( v )
Bryan Murahashi07-Jul-2013 14:57
Very interesting and modern looking architecture. V
Chris(tine)07-Jul-2013 14:31
Such interesting buildings with great beauty in there design and construction.
Mieke WA Minkjan07-Jul-2013 08:57
impressive architectural design, and well captured
woody3407-Jul-2013 04:42
Very impressive, many lines and angles and then the interesting dome...a very eclectic mixture of shapes ,lines and curves...V
Janice Dunn07-Jul-2013 04:26
That is a large and very attractive new building for the library
fotabug07-Jul-2013 01:27
A very interesting design!
Carol Rollins07-Jul-2013 00:19
That is some fantastic architecture, Walter, and a very strong composition with superb
lighting and tonality. Bravo. ~
Frank Brault07-Jul-2013 00:12
A very unique building.Its architecture is beautifully presented from this point of view. V
janescottcumming06-Jul-2013 23:08
The most unique looking library I have ever seen. I would be interested in seeing some photos from the inside when it opens. V
Mike H.06-Jul-2013 22:21
What a grand view of this avant-garde building;
I like the sky and foliage tones also!
LynnH06-Jul-2013 22:00
Great lines. Perfect candidate for B&W photography. V
Gary Hebert06-Jul-2013 22:00
a bit of everything... great in mono Walter... :-))
Karen Stuebing06-Jul-2013 21:53
I like the modern sculpture like architecture. Nice angle showing it off against the sky. V.
Terry Sprague06-Jul-2013 21:35
Wow, an amazing building! V
J. Scott Coile06-Jul-2013 21:28
What a creation...
Fletcher Wildlife Garden06-Jul-2013 21:06
Wow! Impressive structure, all angles and lines. I am not a fan of modern architecture in general, but this is certainly interesting and your photo is magnificent. V
Martin Lamoon06-Jul-2013 20:49
Interesting shapes but I am not sure I like this design!
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