The new library at 1800 Good Hope Road is nearing completion! I think it's going to look fine, though I question the heavy use of concrete block (starting to get sick of it over here...) and stainless steel panels. The landscaping around this building will, if done well, make all the difference.
the view up Good Hope Road looking northeast
the view looking west, down Good Hope. Notice the "beacon" tower that will be lit up
U.S. Embassy in Iraq? Nope, just the side view of the library. Again, landscaping will be Key
I like this bright green more than I thought I would. It lends a playful crown to the heavy parts of the building
this large oak tree was saved in the west yard, which will also include a new rain garden
Completion is still estimated for this spring. Can't wait to take full advantage of this neighborhood amenity (said like a true son of a librarian)!