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Long Beach Civic Center Development Hits Milestone

Release Date: 2017-09-19

The $520-million revamp of the Long Beach Civic Center has reached a key milestone today, with the start of steel construction at its new Main Library.

An official ceremony will commemorate the start of work today at the corner of 1st Street and Pacific Avenue, approximately one year after the ambitious project broke ground. The 93,000-square-foot facility, located north of Lincoln Park, will feature wood-beam ceilings and a glass exterior. At completion, the library will feature free public WiFi, study rooms, multimedia work stations and lounge seating.

The SOM-designed project, which spans across 16 acres, is highlighted by dual 11-story buildings that will become the new Long Beach City Hall and headquarters for the Port of Long Beach. The concrete frame of both towers are now rising at the west side of the complex.


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