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D.C. Public Library, Through Rosedale-Tinted Glasses

The latest in a long string of shiny new libraries has arrived. This morning, Mayor Vince Gray, Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells, and D.C. Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper kicked off the grand opening of the Rosedale Library at 1701 Gales Street NE. (The Rosedale neighborhood, of course, is south of Benning Road and just east of the H Street NE corridor.)

Like the other recent additions to the library scene—including the swanky newly renovated Mt. Pleasant Library, designed by the same firm—it looks pretty sharp, though some of these photos kindly provided by DCPL leave something to be desired in the framing department:

There are two more new libraries set to open in the not-too-distant future—West End (work scheduled to begin early next year, Ralph Nader's efforts notwithstanding) and Woodridge (design underway)—and the design phase recently began for renovation of the Northeast Library.

Photos via DCPL

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