Austin Central Public Library

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Austin Central Public Library— After years of being located on Guadalupe Street, the Austin Central Public Library was moved to its new and more spacious facilities on César Chávez Street, right by the Seaholm EcoDistrict, an area in downtown Austin with residential, business and community facilities by the Lady Bird Lake. The new central library had its grand opening in October 2017. Construction began in 2013 for the 198,000-square-foot building. It houses the 300,000 books from the original John Henry Faulk Central Library on Guadalupe, and it was built to hold another 300,000 volumes on top of that. The second floor has an art gallery with rotating art exhibitions. The view I used to make this photo is from bridge over Shoal Creek. The art lighting used on the bridge changes colors every few seconds to bring a different feel for the library and area. In the background, to the right of the library, is the old 1951 Seaholm Power Plant, Austin’s former power plant.


Aperture: ƒ/3.5
Camera: ILCE-6300
Taken: 29 December, 2017
Focal length: 18mm
ISO: 100
Location: 30° 15.9672′ 0″ N 97° 45.032′ 0″ W
Shutter speed: 1s