Four months since we last checked in at the Stanley A. Milner Library, and progress has been moving along swiftly. Among the latest changes visible on-site, the recent debut of numerous large panels of coloured glass has caught the eye of several keenly observant Forum members. 

Stanley A. Milner Library, coloured glass installation under way, image by Forum contributor Daveography

Tinted in a spectrum of boldly defined primary and secondary colours, the decorative panels have brought a significant degree of creative character and whimsy to the otherwise battleship grey, corrugated metal facade of the newly revamped structure.  

Stanley A. Milner Library, coloured glass close-up view, image by Forum contributor Daveography

Nonetheless, and despite previous commentary disparaging the monochromatic nature of the structure, the latest comments on our Forum appear to be on the fence in regards to the splash of colour that has now taken hold across the base of the library. That being said, it is more than likely the case that public opinion on the matter will favour the injection of some colour into the structure, the rainbow effect an inviting decorative touch, especially for one of the library's largest target demographics - kids. 

Stanley A. Milner Library, image by Forum contributor Daveography

The revamped Stanley A. Milner Library will include a renewed focus on STEM fields, the new facility to be equipped with millions of dollars worth of tech (including robotics and 3D prinitng), alongside a healthy mix of Arts rooms and materials (music, art, and a presentation space). Situated in the heart of the city, overlooking Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton's newest library promises to be a star attraction within the downtown core. 

SkyriseEdmonton will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below. 

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