In 1957 the library expanded the original Library building to span the entire block between Wisconsin and Wells Streets. By 1986, the roof on the Library Expansion needed a replacement. When time came due for maintenance again 2009, the Library received $1 million of support from the City and an additional half million dollars of incentives for sustainable construction practices, to convert the 30 thousand square foot rooftop into a arid ecosystem that supports solar panels.
One of the first of it’s kind in the Country, the Central Library’s Green Roof will last 20 years longer than the conventional roof and reduce rain water intake in downtown’s storm water mains.
Pt 1 A Gem, Doors Open, The Central Library, http://wp.me/p1hPwN-LY
Pt 2 The Old Board Room, http://wp.me/p1hPwN-Mo
Pt 3 The Rotunda Within, http://wp.me/p1hPwN-Mr
Pt 4 The Green Roof
Pt 5 The Old Museum Director’s Office, http://wp.me/p1hPwN-Mx