Los Angeles Central Library

Project Details

TUTOR PERINI AFFILIATES

Tutor Perini Building Corp.
General Contractor
Contract Amount: $135 Million

OWNER
City of Los Angeles, Board of Public Works

LOCATION
Los Angeles, CA

ARCHITECT
Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates

SIZE
550,000 Square Feet

COMPLETION
1993

Project Description

The Los Angeles Central Library is the largest public library in the western United States. The resurrection and renewal of this cultural facility incorporated the original 1926 landmark building with significant new
construction.

The 550,000-square-foot facility functions as a research center and headquarters for 66 branches. In addition to 90 linear miles of shelving, and seating for 1,500 patrons, the library features a board room, meeting rooms, a conference center, a 235-seat multimedia auditorium, a cafe, a bookstore, offices, and more than 1.3 acres of public space.