Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall |
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Construction Has Started
AND SO WE BEGIN...
You've given your support. You've been reading about it
on the ACFL&MH; website, newsletter, and in regional newspapers. You may have
been startled by rearranged and compressed library spaces. And construction
trailers are now on site.
Phase I construction to restore, renovate and revitalize
the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall is officially underway! The Design
Alliance Architects are administering the project, with Landau Building Company
serving as general contractor.
Phase I work is expected to be completed by May. Library
and Music Hall operations will continue throughout the construction. At the other
end of noise, inconvenience, and perhaps the unexpected, the Andrew Carnegie
Free Library & Music Hall will for the first time in its 103-year history
be fully accessible to all its patrons. It will have an elevator, many new and
accessible bathrooms (without the need for directions on how to flush the toilets!),
important mechanical, electrical and plumbing upgrades, and strong indicators of
what the facility will look like when fully refurbished. For safety reasons,
the stairway leading from Beechwood Avenue to the ACFL&MH; driveway has been removed.
The biggest anticipated inconvenience is to male audience
members of Music Hall performances. While the elevator lobby is being installed,
gentlemen from the audience will have to make use of outdoor porta-johns. The Music
Hall ladies room will not be affected. Library patrons will have use of a basement
Thanks for your support and patience. We look forward to