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Standing like a beacon on the city's horizon is the Central Library's gleaming and iconic dome. It is already coming to represent San Diego and is being integrated into publications, advertisements and photos. The specific dome design was inspired by the domes in Balboa Park. At night, the 255-foot-high dome anchors the cityscape with a soft and welcoming glow.

The specific location, bounded by Park Boulevard, 11th Avenue and J Street in the East Village near Petco Park was chosen for its urban density and community connectivity, both of which contribute to it being environmentally friendly. Alternate transportation options for library users and employees are available, including more than 500 trolley and bus stops each day within 1/4 mile of the library. There are also 66 sheltered bike racks and nine electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

San Diego’s new Central Library is filled with stories. One of the most interesting might be the story behind its planning, construction and completion. This story details how the community came together to provide the region with a world-class new home for literacy and learning.

In downtown San Diego, an iconic shape has been added to the skyline. The new San Diego Central Library, with its unmistakable, landmark dome, can be clearly distinguished from its angular neighbors. The library was designed by the joint venture team of Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA and Tucker Sadler Architects, and is being built by Turner Construction Company, who serves as the projects Construction Manager at Risk. The new structure promises to be one of the great civic buildings of Southern California, and it will play a crucial role as the hub of the 35-branch San Diego Public Library system. Turner Construction is honored to have been a part of bringing this phenomenal facility to the San Diego community.

Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
You're invited to an exciting free community festival celebrating the new San Diego Central Library, the heart of the city's 35-branch public library system.


The Board of Supervisors received a report Wednesday that could one day lead to a nonstop flight from McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad to cities in China.

Kimberley Hansen has been elected president of the San Diego chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) for the 2013-14 term. Hansen, owner of Burgess Hansen Design of San Diego, specializes in custom residences and commercial properties.

Construction is complete on the Nadel Architects-designed Poway Plaza, located at 13345 Poway Rd. in Poway.

U.S. residential properties, including single-family homes, condominiums and townhomes, resold at an estimated annualized pace of 5.6 million in August, up 2 percent from the 5.5 million pace in July and up 12 percent from the 5 million pace in August 2012, according to Irvine-based RealtyTrac's August 2013 U.S. Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report.

(AP) -- This month, the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's final studio album, the childhood home of late frontman Kurt Cobain is for sale.

San Diego-based Renovation Realty announced the introduction of its franchise operation to take its innovative model for adding value to a client’s home throughout Southern California.


A month and a half after the San Diego International Airport terminal expansion, built under the airport’s $1 billion Green Build project, construction has begun on two other additions at the airport -- its consolidated car rental facility and fixed-base operator facility.

(Bloomberg) -- Southern California residential rents are likely to rise for two years as home prices climb and apartments remain in short supply, according to a study coauthored by the University of Southern California's Lusk Center for Real Estate and the California Association of Realtors (CAR).

Swinerton Builders joined representatives from Sharp HealthCare and local mental health advocates on Tuesday to kick off major design-build renovations to the Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital.

San Diego's Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development have become equal partners in two of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power's solar power facilities, the 150-megawatt Copper Mountain Solar 2 plant near Las Vegas and the 150-MW Mesquite Solar 1 plant near Phoenix.


Whether it is solar cells embedded in glass curtain walls or lifts that would allow floor plans to be changed, the future of commercial building design is already being conceived.

Sundt Construction Inc. has selected five local nonprofit organizations to receive Sundt Foundation grants totaling $14,000 this quarter.

The joint venture Austin/Sundt is hosting a “Meet the Prime Contractors” event preparation for construction of San Diego International Airport’s consolidated Rental Car Center.

(Bloomberg) -- Toll Brothers Inc., the largest U.S. luxury-home builder, bought a land parcel in California's Silicon Valley for a $100 million project to develop townhomes and condominiums, according to the broker on the transaction.

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