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Chicago Public Library Archives. Harold Washington Library Center, Design Build Competition Records

Identifier: spe-l00120
Abstract The Harold Washington Library Center Design Build Records document the process by which the design for Chicago Public Library’s new Central Library was chosen. On July 29, 1987, Mayor Washington and the City Council authorized a design/build competition and approved a bond issue to finance the project. Under the competition rules, architects and builders teamed up to design the new Central Library within the set price of $144 million. Norman Ross, Chairman of the Citizen Jury, announced the...
Dates: 1986 - 1991