Architect Scott Simons describes the long-anticipated renovations at the Portlan
Architect Scott Simons describes the long-anticipated renovations at the Portland Public Library as including a glass solar chimney at the front of the building, a cafe and a new entrance, a teen services section, added public restrooms, and an expanded Rines Auditorium, as well as rearrangement of some existing services. Phase 1 of the renovations is expected to cost $7 million. Phase 2, which will include housing the Portland Room on the fourth floor; additional reading areas and events spaces; and a "green" roof, roof garden, and roof terrace, will begin when the library raises an additional $3.5 million. Neighborhood meetings are scheduled to discuss the new plans and to gain input on the future of the library and its branches in regards to budget planning.
Portland Public Library, Buildings Repair and reconstruction
Bucklin, Kate, "Architect Scott Simons describes the long-anticipated renovations at the Portlan" (2008). Maine News Index – Portland Forecaster. 22.