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Constructing NRLF -- Phase III

NRLF was in the last stages of a building project that added 62,300 square feet of new shelving and reading space to the existing 157,000 square foot facility. The project included a shelving module to house the equivalent of 2.2 million volumes and an expanded reading room. Construction began in December 2003, and was completed in April 2005.

Shelving Module, April 22, 2004
Shelving Module, April 22, 2004 - Waterproofing material on grade prior to pouring concrete for the mud slab.
  Shelving Module, May 5, 2004
Shelving Module, May 5, 2004 - Reinforcing bars prior to pouring concrete for the mat slab. Phase 2 building in the background.
 Shelving Module, May 5, 2004
Shelving Module, May 5, 2004 - Details of mat slab reinforcing bars.
  Shelving Module, May 11, 2004
Shelving Module, May 11, 2004 - Close up of the mat slab concrete pour.
Shelving Module, May 11, 2004
Shelving Module, May 11, 2004 - Pouring concrete for the 2-foot thick mat slab.
  Shelving Module, July 2, 2004
Shelving Module, July 2, 2004 - Columns and shoring on Level 2.5.
Shelving Module, July 12, 2004
Shelving Module, July 12, 2004 - Pouring concrete for the Level 4 deck. (Yes, the floors will be red!)
  Shelving Module, July 20, 2004
Shelving Module, July 20, 2004 - Columns on Level 4 - some being formed, some awaiting concrete, some with concrete curing.
NRLF Site, July 20, 2004
NRLF Site, July 20, 2004 - The Reading Room building (left) and the Shelving Module (right) in relation to the existing Phases 1&2.
   Reading Room Building, July 27, 2004
Reading Room Building, July 27, 2004 - The Reading Room superstructure and framing.
 Reading Room Building, Aug 6, 2004
Reading Room Building, Aug 6, 2004 - The lobby, with future entrance to right and future service desk to the left.
  NRLF Site, Aug 10, 2004
NRLF Site, Aug 10, 2004 - The two Phase 3 building sites.
 Reading Room Building, Aug 13, 2004
Reading Room Building, Aug 13, 2004 - Barbecue lunch for those attending the Topping Off tour.
  Shelving Module, Sept 26, 2004
Shelving Module, Sept 26, 2004 - View of Level 2.5 with shelving uprights on pallets.
Shelving Module, Oct 26, 2004
Shelving Module, Oct 26, 2004 - The water supply pipe for the fire sprinkler system - configured to flex on the seismic joint between Phase 2 and Phase 3 buildings.
  Shelving Module, Oct 26, 2004
Shelving Module, Oct 26, 2004 - The Light fixtures and ventilation ducts on Level 4, before the shelves have been installed.
Mechanical Rooms, Nov 16, 2004
Mechanical Rooms, Nov 16, 2004 - The new chiller, one of the components for maintaining a constant 60 degrees F in the storage areas.
  Shelving Module, Nov 16, 2004
Shelving Module, Nov 16, 2004 - The east and north walls. They're beginning to install the metal siding (lower left).
Shelving Module, Dec 15, 2004
Shelving Module, Dec 15, 2004 - The north wall - emergency stairwells are at the corners with mechanical rooms between them.
  NRLF Site, Dec 22, 2004
NRLF Site, Dec 22, 2004 - Both the Reading Room and Shelving Module are progressing.
Shelving Module, Dec 22, 2004
Shelving Module, Dec 22, 2004 - The shelving installation on Level 1.
  Shelving Module, Dec 22, 2004
Shelving Module, Dec 22, 2004 - The center aisle between the shelving ranges on Level 1.

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