Monday, September 14, 2009
Anacostia Neighborhood Library a'Rising
construction workers at the library's "beacon"
Work on the new Anacostia Neighborhood Library is well underway, with what looks like most of the steel structure already in place. One of my worries was that this was going to seem like a small building for the site and that it might not be big enough for the geographical area it has to serve. Seeing it in person helped change that - its 20,000 SF in two stories is definitely not small.
the view from Good Hope Road - kind of obscured by the fence
from the alley between Good Hope and U Place SE
from U Place SE, looking southwest
another shot, more straight-on, from Good Hope
Taking into consideration the promised-but-stalled buildings projects over here, it's pretty great seeing something really rising. Projected opening is Fall 2010.