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Construction: UW Tacoma Tioga Library Building

Tioga Library Building
Cecil Brower and Marcia Monroe toured the rapidly developing Tioga Library Building on February 24. Photo by Timothy Bostelle.

Each week, staff at the UW Tacoma Library see the progress of the new Tioga Library Building, nearing completion adjacent to the UW Tacoma Library. Designed to complement the historical brick architecture of the city and the campus, the four-story building will be connected to the library by a skybridge and will address both Library and campus functional needs.

The basement and first two floors of the Tioga Library building will provide additional Library stack and student study space, and reconfiguring the space in the current Library is also underway. Furniture options are being reviewed for the quiet study spaces along the Southeast windows facing Mt. Rainier.

Occupancy of the basement, first and second floors is scheduled for August 2012. The third and fourth floors will be completed upon identification of additional funding and program needs for the University.

Between the two library buildings, the Hood Corridor Project seeks to redevelop the portion of the Prairie Rail Line into an active, open space for the community, while responding to the historical significance of the railroad terminus and the industrial past surrounding the tracks.

Read updates and view photos on the UW Tacoma Tioga Library Building:

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