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Watha T. Daniel Library

Watha T. Daniel Library Update
By Alexander M. Padro
Apr 5, 2007, 14:01

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From the DC Public Library:

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw -- The building for the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Interim Library will be delivered to its site at 925 Rhode Island Avenue, NW on Thursday, April 12. Work has begun to remove and replace the existing foundation with concrete bases that meet District Code. To protect students and pedestrians, a 6-foot fence has been erected around the site temporarily until the work is completed. The interim library is expected to open in mid-June 2007.

All four closed libraries will be demolished by the end of July 2007. Contracts were awarded to two D.C.-based construction firms. Preliminary work begins this week, with the bulk of the demolition work commencing in early May.

A schedule for building new Anacostia, Benning, Tenley-Friendship and Watha T. Daniel/Shaw neighborhood libraries has been finalized. The evaluation process is underway for the selection of the architectural/engineering firm(s) that will provide design services. A series of community meetings at each location will be scheduled soon.


Alexander M. Padro
Commissioner, ANC 2C01
1519 8th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-3205
Voice: 202-518-3794

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