Revitalization

Market/Library Renovations Coming Along Beautifully

By RTH Staff
Published September 24, 2010

Jeff Tessier, the talented photographer whose work frequently appears in H Magazine, has taken a breathtaking night-time shot of the new glass facade wrapping the Central Library and Farmers' Market:

New Central Library/Farmers' Market Facade (Photo Credit: Jeff Tessier)
New Central Library/Farmers' Market Facade (Photo Credit: Jeff Tessier)
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As you can see, there is still plenty of interior work to complete, but the building is really starting to come together.

We've been told that the Library will be leaving the lights on during Saturday evening's Supercrawl festival on James North.

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By Kiely (registered) | Posted September 24, 2010 at 19:17:35

Very nice... can't wait.

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By adrian (registered) | Posted September 24, 2010 at 22:30:30

I'm really looking forward to experiencing the new market. David Premi's vision for this is stunning. Who needs Frank Gehry - let's get Premi to design something for the waterfront!

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By Tartan Triton (anonymous) | Posted September 24, 2010 at 22:59:25

Why needs a starchitect when you can just rub a little hyperbole on an architect?

Glass curtain wall looks nice. Hopefully it can avoid the downtown scourge that is post-drink smashy-smashy. Plywood doesn't pretty up much under LEDs.

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By Andrea (registered) | Posted September 24, 2010 at 22:59:36

The picture is surreal...I can't believe how awesome it looks! I am also really exciting about the new market and can't wait for the official opening.

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By Fred Street (anonymous) | Posted September 25, 2010 at 09:30:37

Kudos to Premi, Rounthwaite, Dick & Hadley. Heading down to fill my bushel this morning. I'll have to swing by for a look!

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By Farmer Al (anonymous) | Posted September 25, 2010 at 22:52:36

I can't wait to see what the stall-holders cobble together for themselves on move-in day. Nothing complements glass and LEDs like cruddy market stalls thrown together with scraps of plywood and broken down shipping skids.

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By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted September 26, 2010 at 23:19:29

Methinks some people have some very grandiose misconceptions about what "farming" life is like.

When I see a local farmer at a market stall, anywhere, that isn't full of busted-up plywood, then I'll let ya know. But despite being to more markets than I can count on this continent and others, and none are ever all that jazzy. That's just not what Farmers Markets are about.

If you want shiny displays and packages which look well under lights and glass, go to a supermarket. If you want local, in-season vegetables with all the dirt, sweat and plywood that come along with them, then go to a market.

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By jason (registered) | Posted September 26, 2010 at 23:30:38

Looks like we'll get the best of both worlds at this new market. Glass, LED's and plywood - I can't wait.

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By Fred Street (anonymous) | Posted September 27, 2010 at 08:22:08

Best of all would be getting it Monday and Wednesday as well. Her's hoping!

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By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted September 27, 2010 at 19:54:32

Plywood or no plywood, it's still gotta be an improvement on the old parking garage they were using.

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