San Diego New Central Library Tops Out Iconic Dome

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 5:00 pm, the San Diego New Central Library will celebrate the topping out of the project's landmark dome. The event, at 222 Park Boulevard in downtown, will include a champagne toast and a speaking program, featuring:

  • The Honorable Jerry Sanders, Mayor, City of San Diego
  • Kevin Faulconer, Councilmember, District 2, City of San Diego
  • Todd Gloria, Councilmember, District 3, City of San Diego
  • Dr. Irwin Jacobs, Library supporter
  • Shawn Rosenberger, VP & GM, Turner Construction Company
  • Rob Quigley, Design Architect, Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA
  • Carmen Vann, LEED AP, Project Executive, Turner Construction Company

The highly-anticipated, $185 million San Diego New Central Library will feature the only customized dome structure in California.

Designed by renowned architect Rob Quigley, the San Diego New Central Library features bay view terraces, roof gardens, a cafe, flexible meeting space, a state-of-the-art 350-seat auditorium, and a three-story reading room under the lattice dome. The 294,673 square foot, nine story structure will include a 76,000 square foot charter high school, six meeting rooms, 22 wifi-enabled study rooms, 407 computer stations, 1.25 million volumes, and more than twice the space of the former central library. With an energy efficient design, the San Diego New Central Library is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.

Shawn Rosenberger, Vice President and General Manager of Turner Construction Company, San Diego, said, "We're excited to celebrate this major milestone in what will become one of San Diego's most versatile and widely-used civic buildings. I join other San Diegans in looking forward to enjoying these world-class facilities in less than a year."

Turner Construction Company is the leading general builder in the U.S., ranking first or second in all major segments of the building construction field. Engineering News-Record currently ranks the company as the nation's largest builder of green, healthcare, education, hotels, motels & convention centers, and correctional facilities. Turner's San Diego office operates as a local company with the strength and resources of the nation's leading general contractor and construction manager behind it. For more information, visit

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