Monday, September 22, 2008
Over the years the Vancouver Central Library at 750 Burrard Street had become increasingly outdated and overcrowded, making it unable to meet the needs of its users. In November 1990, Vancouver voters endorsed capital funds for a new central library.
Next, the City bought the construction site at 350 West Georgia Street (Georgia and Homer) from the federal government.
The provincial government agreed to a long-term lease of two floors in the proposed new building.
Architects Moshe Safdie, Richard Archambault and Barry Downs won the design competition for the new library. PCL Constructors Pacific Ltd. were the general contractors for the project. The ground-breaking ceremony took place on February 1, 1993, and Library Square was officially opened on May 26, 1995.
A very interesting building and definetly a place to visit in Vancouver.