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New library and office expansion at University of Washington Tacoma is open

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on Sep. 11, 2012 at 2:08 pm with No Comments »
September 11, 2012 2:19 pm

They call it the Tioga Library Building, I guess because it is connected to the historic – but still not renovated – Tioga Building (1890).

It is across the street from the Swiss Tavern and the skybridge that connects it to the University of Washington Tacoma’s existing library crosses over the Prairie Line. The official opening is Oct. 3. Fall quarter begins Sept. 24 and it looks like finishing touches and the final move in will be completed by then. It cost $24 million.
One benefit of completion is the fencing that prevented use of the Prairie Line has been removed.

Here are some crappy smartphone pictures (blame me, not the phone) of the newest addition to the UWT (but, since it is partly used as a library, maybe it should be the newest edition).

Here is the Jefferson Street side, facing The Swiss and The Rock
This looks at the back of the new building, showing the attachment to the old Tiogo and looking east on the Prairie Line
Here is the new building perched over the top of the library addition that opened with the opening of the permanent campus.
The new building through the window of the skybridge
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