Thursday, July 16, 2009

Residents debate library design - Gazette

Exterior plans offer different aesthetics

by Jason Tomassini | Staff Writer | Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Residents are split over which two exterior design options for the new Silver Spring library would draw more people into the building and provide proper access to library users.

One design presented in a community meeting Thursday features an all-glass fa├žade on the Fenton Street side of the building, a mostly concrete front on Wayne Avenue and a series of tiered, green roofs.

The library will be built on the corner of Wayne and Fenton.

In the other option, the sides of the building — mostly glass facades on both Wayne and Fenton — would not be parallel to the streets and instead the building would be turned to follow the proposed Purple Line tracks that will run through the site.

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