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New East Boston Branch Library, Boston, Massachusetts

New East Boston Branch LibrarySited adjacent to a public park, this 15,000 square foot, single story, steel framed building was constructed on wood pilings. The open interior features high wood ceilings that follow a curving roof representative of ocean waves.  A wall of glass provides patrons with views of the park and the Boston skyline, with the remaining three elevations being a blend of glass, stone and metal. A reading porch runs the length of the building along the park, providing an outdoor space for patrons that is accessible to the library’s wireless internet network.  Extensive landscaping and granite paving provides a welcoming entrance from the park and the street. DeIulis Brothers used its own crews to complete the site work, concrete foundations and carpentry work, including installations of the extensive custom millwork.

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Project Summary

15,000 square feet of new construction with expansive and complex architectural details and finishes. This LEED Gold Building Project was recognized by the Boston Society of Architects as one of the best building projects in the City of Boston in its 2014 award competition.

  • Contract Value: $9.8M
  • Completion Date: October, 2013
  • Owner: City of Boston
  • Architect: William Rawn Associates