Sarah McKenzie

Downtown library takes wing

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Downtown's New Central Library boasts a dramatic new rooftop overhang that suspends 120 feet over Hennepin Avenue.

Crews bolted the 360-foot wing on top of the new glassy library at 300 Nicollet Mall on Jan. 29.

The library's new overhang is in keeping with other high-profile buildings under construction in the city with dramatic - and horizontal - architectural details. They include the riverfront Guthrie's 178-feet cantilevered deck that juts over West River Parkway toward the Mississippi River and the Walker Art Center's new addition that hangs over Hennepin Avenue.

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