McKim Programming Study
Request for Qualifications- McKim Building Improvements. Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 7C, §§ 44-57, the City of Boston’s Public Facilities Department (PFD) is requesting qualification statements for services including master planning, studying, programming and cost estimating for the Boston Public Library, McKim Building Improvements project. For more details, visit our request for proposals page.
In FY20 a programming study will begin to reimagine the non-renovated floors of the McKim Building at the Central Library in Copley Square. The study will also focus on the Dartmouth Street plaza and entrance, including accessibility improvements.
Rare Books Renovation Project
The Rare Books & Manuscripts Department is currently closed for renovations. The renovation focuses on improving the environmental and mechanical systems to better regulate temperature and humidity within the collection storage areas, staff spaces, conservation lab, and public reading room. This project is a collaboration between the Boston Public Library and the Public Facilities Department, under the leadership of Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and the firm Finegold Alexander Architects. Learn more about the renovation and project highlights here.
Johnson Roof Project
In FY20, construction will continue on replacing the roof of the Johnson Building at the Central Library in Copley Square.