Temple University breaks ground on $170m library

WCN Editorial Team 21 Apr 2016 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Temple University in Philadephia has broken ground on a $170m library, the most expensive project undertaken by the university to date.

The library has been designed by Snøhetta, but it is being built in collaboration with Stantec.  

Originally planned to be built on Broad Street, the building is now being constructed at the centre of Temple's campus, between Polett Walk and 13th Street.

This 225,000sq ft library will be one of the few libraries in the world that uses the automatic search and retrieval system (ASRS), which will store 90% of the 2m books held by the university.

The library is scheduled to open in the fall of 2018.

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