Looking like a giant erector set, the new North Beach Branch Library is moving right along after surviving multiple attempts to thwart construction. The 2-level, 8,500 sq. ft. building, 60 percent larger than the current one, will feature plenty of glass to allow an abundance of natural light. Located on a triangular lot at the corner of Columbus and Lombard streets, the new library will replace the small, aging library next door when completed. The old library, as well as the adjacent block of Mason Street, will be removed, allowing for expansion of the nearby Joe DiMaggio Playground.
·North Beach Library Coverage [Curbed SF]
·North Beach New Construction [San Francisco Public Library]