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.


IMGoph said...

certainly looks like they're planning for this building to last a good long time.

Stephen Bess said...

Hello. Great blog. This is great info. I'm a native Washingtonian and I grew up near Anacostia in Southeast.

SELandlord said...

Why do you mention that you are a native Washingtonian? Should we all mention where we hail from in our posts?

DG-rad said...

@Stephen - thanks for reading!

Elizabeth said...

yeah libraries!

Anonymous said...

Great to see a planned project coming out of the ground in Anacostia! Fitting that a Library should be a priority to provide every citizen access to the knowledge contained within for free.

Great use of public funds.