Three years after the old Cedar Rapids Public Library was devastated by flooding, construction has begun on a new library.
Since the flood, the Cedar Rapids’ library has made a temporary home in the Westdale Mall.
The new building will be located at 4th Avenue SE in downtown Cedar Rapids, and is expected to cost around $50 million.
Currently, the city hopes the new library will open in the summer of 2013.
For more information see The Gazette’s article on the building’s construction.