A View from the New Library

A View from the New Central Library - Austin, Texas

A View from the New Central Library – Austin, Texas

Unlike the previous central library, this new one is in the heart of the growing residential high-rise neighborhood on the western edge of the central business district. The interior and the library’s porches have a commanding view of the growing skyline.

The new library, in the foreground, is surrounded by low-water landscapes and borders Shoal Creek. The new 2nd Street Bridge, which I talked about a couple of days ago is towards the left, as is the newest skyscrapers.

The library is re-imagined, not merely a place for borrowing books and doing research. Rather, it’s a giant community center with a future café and restaurant. There are spaces for special events and even computers that can be checked out. It’s really a post-library library. It’s been open less than 2 months. I’m interested to see how it develops over time.


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