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Attractive Wall Treatment

In the photo, workmen are installing a slat-wall on the east side of the first level, at the Business Center, where library customers can fax, scan and copy.  The slat-wall treatment is composed of 1 1/2 inch strips of white oak and will be used in several locations throughout the Central Library.

The Link

The concrete foundation has been poured and steel has been erected for the link between the parking garage and the Central Library.  The two-level, enclosed passageway is connected to the first floor lobby by the upper level, and to the Aaronson Auditorium by the lower level.  The lower level will also provide access to the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Foundation Children's Garden.

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First Floor Atrium

In the photo, workmen are finishing the sheetrock on the atrium ceiling.  In the center you will see the Helmerich Foundation Grand Staircase.  To the left will be the Herman George Kaiser Children's Area, and to the right the Renee Neuwald Maker Space.

Central Library Renewed Request for Artist Proposals

Tulsa Library Trust and Tulsa City-County Library (TCCL) are seeking artists with public art experience to design and produce permanent artwork for the renovated Central Library in downtown Tulsa. Please see the attached Request for Proposals for details.

Entry deadline: January 19, 2016 5 p.m.
Artwork installation complete: May of 2016

These Are Not Refrigerators.

These are the new boilers in the basement of the Central Library, and they are each the size of a refrigerator.  They will heat water to provide heating for the building.  They are over 90% efficient, compared to the 60% efficiency of the original 1965 boilers, that were the size of a car.

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Energy Efficient Windows

New window frames and glass are being installed currently on the second and third floors.  This window, on the southeast corner of the second floor, reflects the buildings of downtown.  The thermally broken aluminum frame windows will result in lower energy costs and a more comfortable interior for the Central Library.  Thermally broken refers to how the window is constructed.  More precisely, it is manufacturing the aluminum frame window with a barrier in between the inside and outside window frames that will prevent the conductive thermal energy loss.

Interior Walls Going Up

Sheet rock is going up on the interior walls throughout the Central Library.  The photo shows sheet rocking on the Lower Level where staff offices, Aaronson Auditorium and access to the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Foundation Children's Garden will be located.

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