Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, Massachusetts
DeIulis Brothers was the successful bidder on this public building project for the Town of Watertown. The existing library fronted on a main route, was bordered on two sides by Town Hall and Police Headquarters, and in the rear by the municipal parking lot. A narrow driveway between the Library and Town Hall provided the only access to the parking lot and the site and had to be kept open at all times. The logistical challenges were numerous, including the unanticipated discovery of contaminated soils under the demolished building sections, and several unexpected conditions were encountered during construction that resulted in changes to the contract. DeIulis Brothers worked cooperatively with the Owner and Designer to deliver the project without significant impact on schedule or budget.
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Renovations to the original 1880’s public library building, complete demolition of prior additions constructed in 1950’s and later years, and new construction of 37,000 square feet on two levels.
- Contract Value: $9.2M
- Completion Date: July, 2006
- Owner: Town of Watertown
- Architect: Lerner | Ladds + Bartels, Inc.