What the Inside of the Library Looks Like Now

Last week, GM show you a few snap shots of what the new library will hold, today he’ll pan out a bit and show you what the interior looks like. It’s quite a striking new interior and Georgetown has a renewed treasure in its midsts.

The first space you’ll see is the grand lobby. The high ceilings give the room a church-like air. And while the detailing reminds you that this is a historic building, the glass encased stairway down to the lower level tells you that this new building is going to be a mix of the new with the old. (By the way here’s what this room was supposed to look like; it turned out pretty much as they promised:

And here’s where those modern stairs go:

Notice the carpet. It’s meant to evoke water flowing down from the stairs. The idea was inspired by the fact that the library sits where once a reservoir sat. In fact, the construction had to deal with some of the remaining foundations from the reservoir.

Here’s what the children’s library looks like. The back doors open out into the back graduated terrace and thus the room will be flooded in light despite being in the basement.

Here’s what it was supposed to look like:

The graceful classic finished provide the building will a lot of nice vistas like the one below:

While it is highly unlikely a library that nearly burned to the ground would ever light a fire in the fireplace, it’s nonetheless pleasant to sit near the cold hearth with a good book:

There are many other great features of this new library than contained in these few shots. It really is a gem. And again, if you want to help support the cause and get your name permanently honored, donate here!

And come and see the library for yourself next Monday!

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2 responses to “What the Inside of the Library Looks Like Now

  1. Phil

    Glad to see sprinkler heads in those pictures. I assume there were none prior to the fire?

  2. asuka

    Prior to the fire, the library was always a prominent fixture of the neighborhood, but now it will be one of the city’s premiere architectural treasures.

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