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Central Library Renovation: Teen Central

Posted on February 21st, 2014 by Christine Schonhart in Johnson Building Study, Library Services, Major Projects

Plans for the new Teen Central space on the second floor of the Central Library have been heating up this winter. Library staff have met with the architects and Teen Council several times to review floor plans, collections, furniture, and technology for the new space. Teens are especially excited about two new features:  the game lounge – where teens will be able to take on their friends in the virtual game world – and the digital lab – where teens can let their creativity fly making movies, music, video games. and more.  Teen Central will have a very distinctive feel from the rest of the second floor with a more loft-inspired design. View the floor plan below to see all the different places young people can hang out, geek out, and mess around at Teen Central.

BPL teen central floor plan

Central Library Renovation: Blagden Street View

Posted on February 1st, 2014 by Gina Perille in Johnson Building Study, Major Projects

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Renovation-related activity has increased along the Blagden Street side of the Central Library in Copley Square. Bladgen Street runs between Dartmouth and Exeter and is parallel to Boylston Street. Barriers and construction trailers have started to arrive. To learn more about phase one of the Central Library renovation, download the project fact sheet (PDF).

 

Central Library Renovation – Photos of Second Floor

Posted on January 11th, 2014 by Gina Perille in Johnson Building Study, Major Projects

The renovation of the Central Library is underway with the official start of the construction phase. As noted in an earlier post, mobilization activities are taking place. The second floor of the Johnson Building looks quite different these days.

A view across Deferrari Hall, facing Exeter Street.

A view across Deferrari Hall, looking toward Exeter Street.

Supplies for building partition walls on the second floor of the BPL's Johnson Building.

Supplies for building partition walls on the second floor of the BPL’s Johnson Building.

Partition walls in progress on  the second floor. Window at center looks onto Exeter Street.

Partition walls in progress on the second floor. Window just left of center looks onto Exeter Street.

 

Central Library Renovation Project (Johnson Building Improvement – Phase 1)

Posted on December 24th, 2013 by Eamon Shelton in Johnson Building Study, Major Projects

We have now officially commenced the construction phase of the Johnson Building Improvement Project. Consigli Construction, the construction manager for the project, has begun setup or “mobilization” activities in the Johnson Building this week.

Consigli Construction - BPL Johnson Improvement Project logo

Consigli Construction – BPL Johnson Improvement Project tag

Over the next several weeks mobilization activities will include:

  • Building partition walls on the 2nd floor
  • Staging and set up
  • Delivery of construction trailers
  • Installation of construction fencing and barriers.

We thank you for your continued cooperation and patience as we prepare for this work. Visit www.bpl.org/compass to follow project progress. For specific questions, contact Eamon Shelton, Major Projects Program Manager, via email at eshelton@bpl.org.

Central Library Renovation Fact Sheet

Posted on December 3rd, 2013 by Gina Perille in Johnson Building Study, Library Services, Major Projects

Details about the Central Library renovation and the changes planned for the Johnson Building are included in the quick-reference project fact sheet, which is available for download. On the fact sheet, find information on the master plan process, first phase of construction, timeline, budget, as well as upcoming phases.

BPL central library renovation fact sheet 11.2013p1-300

PDF document, two pages (2 MB)

The library will continue to post updates on project progress via this blog.