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New Renderings of Northside Library Branch Unveiled, Construction Delayed

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Renderings of Northside Library Branch Unveiled, Construction DelayedA south-facing rendering of the New Northside CML Branch — Rendering via NBBJ.
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We got our first look at the new Northside branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library system back in April when architectural firm NBBJ first revealed the design of the new two-story building at 1423 North High Street. Today, we’re getting a better look from a couple of different angles with updated renderings that show the new building both inside and out.

The new 23,000 square foot building will replace the existing 7,828 foot library, expanding its size and its ability to offer modern amenities to customers. Construction was originally expected to begin this year with a planned 2016 opening, but CML Marketing & Communications Specialist Ben Zenitsky confirmed that the timeline has been pushed back a bit.

“Nothing definitive yet,” he confirmed. “We’re anticipating the start of construction early next year – likely March or April, and expect to open in 2017.”

There is no date currently set for the closure and demolition of the existing branch location.

For ongoing discussion on the Northside branch, CLICK HERE to visit our Messageboard.

For more information, visit columbuslibrary.org.

Renderings via CML / NBBJ.

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