For the past two years, we've been waiting to see the results of the Central Library's full gut renovation. Twice Daily RFT has gotten to put on a hard hat and go inside to check out the construction crew's progress. At first we saw a lot of deconstruction: lots of walls had been knocked down, nine floors of stacks had been cleared out in order to make way for the revised floorplan. A year later, most of the new structure was in place, but the space was still very raw.
But now, with just a couple of months to go before the grand reopening -- there will be a gala celebration for members of the library board and their loyal donors on November 17 before the library opens to the public on December 9 -- the place is in much better shape. Yesterday KMOX (1120 AM) reporter Michael Calhoun took a trip inside with his smartphone and came back with some pretty amazing Instragram photos.
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