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Central Library Renovation: Window Installation

by mschuler

Window installation is underway on the first floor of the Boston Public Library’s Johnson Building in Copley Square, a major construction milestone in the Central Library Renovation. The seven soaring windows on Boylston, Exeter, and Blagden Streets, measure 19 feet high by 55 feet wide, and replace thick window panes that were tinted and obscured by granite screens and landscaping. The new window glass is ultra-clear for maximum transparency and will allow views both into the library and out onto the street that were never possible in the original building design. The addition of these windows will improve the visitor’s first impression to the Central Library, re-energizing the building’s connection to the street, and relaying a more contemporary presence.  In addition the window glass is more efficient than the 40 year old windows it replaces.

Boylston Window

At the corner of Boylston and Exeter Streets

A window is installed on Exeter Street

A window is installed on Exeter Street