August 9, 2011
2nd floor of the underground...
August 30, 2011
November 8, 2011
Lots of workers on site today and a ton of progress since the last update.
December 1, 2011
January 21, 2012
Here's a before-and-after photo posted on the KPL's facebook page this morning, showing the progress that's been made over the past 12 months:
"I have always believed that what is originally an abuse does not cease to be one by having become customary."
When I lived in Kitchener it was during the period when the library was considered for the Centre Block area....and of course that didn't happen. Great to see its present site get a much needed expansion. Can't wait to see it finished....and for Kitchener to have decent library at long last.
Starting to frame in the new addition...
February 6, 2012
It would have looked cool if they did 3 or 4 stories with the addition to give a step down effect.
Might be a bit overkill for now, but it's a preemptive strike against needing more space down the road.
March 11, 2012
April 13, 2012
June 2, 2012
Had some time during a visit today to grab some shots of the progress. First up, we can see that the entry ramp to underground parking will have glass walls:
Then around back, the structural supports are now out and we can see the open space and high ceilings of the rear addition - simply gorgeous:
Will there be a walkway from Queen St to the courtyard along the Gaol wall? I am assuming that there must be (certainly hope so), but it isn't really clear to me from any of the photos or from the renderings.
Exterior walls going up...
July 6, 2012
Great updates everyone!
The details on this one look good... the black and white striped precast cladding, the glass we've seen so far, even the garage door all look nice and crisp and modern. Looking forward to more!