Gilbane Celebrates Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of Young Neighborhood Library

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Library has a unique curvilinear shape as a reflection of the corresponding curving Metro Rail site

Young Neighborhood Library Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

“We are proud of our project team and the great working relationship with our client and the architects/engineers that designed this unique building. Jim Springer, Vice President, Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane Building Company, a leader in construction services, joined several hundred community leaders and residents on Saturday, November 5, 2016 to celebrate the much anticipated grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Young Neighborhood Library in Houston, Texas which is named for Alice McKean Young, an early advocate for expansion of library services throughout Houston.

Councilman Dwight Boykins and Houston Public Library Executive Director, Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson were among those who gave remarks highlighting the importance of this new state-of the-art asset and thanked the community for their patience and perseverance while waiting for this long anticipated project to become a reality.

The new 16,000 SF library for the City of Houston has a unique curvilinear shape in two dimensions as a reflection of the corresponding curving Metro Rail line that passes in close proximity to the site, in an architectural attempt to obtain symmetry with the surrounding neighborhood. Equipped with the latest technology, the design was developed based on a unique series of public dialogs and workshops between the City, the local community and the Design Team.

“We are proud of our project team and the great working relationship with our client and the architects/engineers that designed this unique building. This year represents a milestone of more than three decades of building projects for the City of Houston,” says Jim Springer, Vice President, Gilbane Building Company. “In celebrating the completion and opening of this one-of-a-kind facility, we are thankful for the opportunities provided to us and proud to deliver successful projects to the communities in which we live, work and play."

About Gilbane Building Company
Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world.

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