Got a tip this morning (thanks Chris) that Milkovitch Architects have posted about their plans for our new downtown branch of the library. Here are some pics that have gone up over on the skyscraperpage forum.
According to the write up, the new Central Branch is supposed to be a “porch to the park” — Victoria Park, that is. It will include, in addition to the library, a theatre, art gallery, hotel and commercial space.
You’ll note that the Masonic Temple seems to be missing in these pics. Scuttlebutt on skyscraperpage (from a poster who’s supposed to be “in the know”) is that the building will be moved. Where to? No idea.
So what does everybody think? Best thing ever or not?