San Diego is Getting a New Central Library
While I would rather see the hours lengthened and the buildings improved or expanded at existing branch libraries throughout San Diego, I am excited to see the dome of the new Central San Diego library going into place.
San Diego gets good dome
Here is a look at the courtyard garden:
I Want to Read There!
Here you can take a live look at the construction of the new library. How exciting!
The new library has a lot of competition from other recently constructed downtown libraries in other major U.S. cities. The Seattle downtown library has its own TED talk for goodness sake!
I Really Hope the San Diego Library
Turns Out This Well
Here is the link to the official web site for the new San Diego Central Library.
San Diego's Balboa Park Renovation
As you can see in this artist's rendering, Balboa Park will
look exactly the same except that you won't be able to drive
through it anymore and they will charge you for parking
underneath it - civic progress!
Plaza de Panama - is the name of a renovation project scheduled to move forward over the next several years that will significantly alter San Diego's Balboa Park. You can read a lot about the upgrade on the official website for the project here. The city of San Diego is certainly on board with the renovation as you can see from reading this glowing endorsement of the project. What the city does not describe in their Fact Sheet that I would really like to know is who gets the money from the paid parking that will be added to Balboa Park. To my way of thinking the city of San Diego should have held out for free parking to be part of this project so that all San Diegans can enjoy Balboa Park rather than agree to have someone build a way to print money by charging people to visit Balboa Park, which is one of the highlights of San Diego.