Following a two-year transformative renovation and restoration effort, the St. Louis Public Library, Central Library is being lauded by both the public and architectural press. ARCHITECT magazine profiled Central Library in its March issue with an eight-page spread including a write-up, photographs and plans.
This publicity came just one week after the library secured the Architizer A+ public award for best library, a competition that featured more than 150,000 international votes.
ARCHITECT celebrates the library design for its fusion of new and old and compares it to other similar architectural feats when it comments, “…Think of the Renzo Piano, Hon. FAIA, addition to New York’s Morgan Library, or of the Norman Foster, Hon. FAIA, expansion of London’s British Museum.” The article also reveals that staff from other libraries across the country are traveling to St. Louis to study the marvelous renovation.
Ever since it came to exist through a special gift from Andrew Carnegie, Central Library has served the people of St. Louis. This remarkable revitalization of the historic building increases its value to the city, helps strengthen the urban core and ensures it will continue to serve the community for another 100 years.