Newcastle City Library – Nearly Ready

Yes, it’s been far too long since I had one of my lunchtime wanders around Newcastle’s construction sites. But today was the day when I finally felt motivated enough to not only take the camera bag to work, but also to get out in the sunshine[1] and see how things are progressing. The new bit of Eldon Square is coming along nicely, and is really looking more like a building than a skeleton now, and the Haymarket Metro Station is filling out nicely too. Pictures of those will follow, but for now, here are a few of Newcastle’s new City Library:

Look! There are people in there!

Signs of Life

Signs of Life

It does look very shiny

Shiny!

Shiny!

Lots of light - the stairs will be nice and bright...

You can see the stairs!

Structure on show

Structure on show

You can now see the stairways

I think catching the reflections on this wall is going to become a very popular Newcastle photographic subject, just like Eldon Square’s older one…

Reflected Clouds

Reflected Clouds

It looks like the two sides were designed by two different people who may never have met…

The other side

The other side

[1] It was a wee bit breezy and a bit nippy, but it was nice and sunny