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Whiting-Turnter/Quinn Evans Architect to start work on $33 million DC Southeast branch library

The DC Public Library will close its Southeast branch on Jan. 4 to begin an extensive, $33 million  transformation of the historic Carnegie library.

The design/build team of Whiting-Turner Construction/Quinn Evans Architects are taking on the project.

“The design will be a blend of preservation, renovation and rehabilitation,” the library says on its website. The renovation project is expected to take two years.

The modernization project will to expand the space for children, teenagers and adults, provide more space for books, computers and seating, make universally accessible entrances, and create more meeting and study spaces.

The library at 403 7th St. is Southeast, D.C.’s only library branch. It opened in 1922 and is one of the first neighborhood libraries, DC News Now has reported.

Mark Buckshon
Mark Buckshonhttps://washingtonconstructionnews.com
Mark Buckshon is the publisher and interim editor of Washington Construction News. He is also president of the Construction News and Report Group of Companies. He combines a journalism and business background, and has published construction trade publications for more than 30 years, after an earlier career in journalism, which culminated when he lived through the transition from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe in 1978-80 as a sub-editor for the Bulawayo Chronicle and a correspondent for a Canadian news service.


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