Renowned library architect praises proposed site for Ottawa's new central librar

By Matthew Pearson, Ottawa Sun, January 22, 2017

The internationally renowned architect who designed Halifax’s award-winning library is praising the proposed location for Ottawa’s new central branch, which some have dismissed because they believe it’s outside the city’s downtown core.

Morten Schmidt says the Ottawa Public Library’s preferred location for the $168-million library — a 1.44-hectare parcel of land just west of Bronson at 557 Wellington St. — is a “beautiful site” near a ridge overlooking the Ottawa River that would locate the new library among all of the important government buildings and museums nearby.

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