Some downtown residents and patrons of the Atlanta Central Library are up in arms after seeing design plans for the facility’s $50-million overhaul.
On April 12, at a meeting in the basement auditorium of the decades-old Brutalist building designed by famed architect Marcel Breuer, neighbors of the library raised issues with plans they feel were whipped up without satisfactory community input.
Among the qualms people have with renderings, the biggest problem seems to be architect Cooper Carry’s idea to cut windows into the face of the 38-year-old building (as seen above).
Architects maintain the changes are needed to shed natural light on the interior.
Below, have a gander at images of the proposed library overhaul, now available in technicolor:
Last week, some residents complained about the lease space slated for the development, claiming it could be better used for library services.
One confused library neighbor on Thursday wondered why the 3rd floor will be the only story in the library designated to book storage.