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Main Library Designs

* May 22, 2003 Press Release
* Floor Plans

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First floor entrance to teen area
First Floor Entrance to Teen Area
Depicts EDGE’s concept for the gateway between the main floor and the expanded teen collection. The new teen area will include video production equipment.
 
First Floor Outdoor Reading Area
First Floor Outdoor Reading Area
Depicts EDGE's concept for an outdoor reading deck and courtyard created from previously unused space
 
First Floor Information Desk
First Floor Information Desk (1)
 
First Floor Information Desk
First Floor Information Desk (2)
These two images depict a comprehensive signage and electronic information display system and a centralized customer services station.
 
Information Desk with Coffee Bar in Background
Information Desk (3)
The designs include a comprehensive signage and electronic information display system and centralized customer services station. Background shows the new coffee bar which will also carry merchandise such as CLP's Remember Pittsburgh Collection and used books.


Cross Section of Outdoor Reading Deck
Cross Section
A view of the new reading deck and courtyard. EDGE's design capitalizes on previously unusable space - a portion of the interior "T" shape of the original building - to create the outdoor reading deck and courtyard.
 
Floor Finishes
Floor Finishes
Color, materials and finishes such as glass mix elegantly with the existing sophistication of the building.