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The beauty of a web cam

By asoglin
Friday, June 22nd, 2007 at 3:49 pm in Lafayette.

A web cam posted on the lightpole on Mt. Diablo Boulevard captures the construction of Lafayette’s new library in real time so residents can watch the building go up without leaving home. Click here for the webcam.

The $43 million Library and Learning Center is the city’s most expensive public project. Construction began in April, and crews have spent the last several weeks digging at the site for the underground parking garage and are preparing to install the foundation footings.

Meanwhile, city officials are working on other aspects of the library. They are partnering with the Lafayette Community Foundation to pay for running the library, and are tapping the Oakland Museum for a little expertise in acquiring some public art.

The library is slated to open in 2009.
Katherine Tam

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