The future of Atlanta’s Central Library is in question

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The future of Atlanta’s Central Library is in question

Fulton County leaders are set to decide the future of Atlanta’s iconic Central Library.

The 1980 building, the last designed by famed architect Marcel Breuer, is considered historic. But it is also in a state of disrepair, and too large for the modern-day needs of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.

Residents like Susan Roe think it’s beautiful. But with broken elevators and a leaky roof, the building has been neglected for too long, she said.

Commissioners have a choice: they can spend up to $85 million to renovate it. Or they can sell it, and build a smaller central library for about $40 million.

To read more about the future of the library, click here.

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