A month since our last update, and progress at the site of the Stanley A. Milner Library in downtown Edmonton has been moving along well. More and more metal and glass cladding and glazing has been installed over the last four weeks, resulting in a another fresh set of photos hot off the press from our Forum

Stanley A. Milner Library, metallic sheen on full display, image by Forum contributor Daveography

The revamped Stanley A. Milner Library has now assumed much of its final shape and size, the recent addition of a great deal more of the exterior's metallic siding having brought the finished product that much closer to reality. Broken up and varied via the use of multiple, irregular volumes, the exterior of the redesigned library has been granted a great deal of visual interest, the addition of multi-coloured glass only adding to the overall effect. 

Stanley A. Milner Library, multiple volumes, image by Forum contributor Daveography

In keeping with its futuristic redesign, the new Stanley A. Milner Library will feature a significant focus upon the STEM fields, with facilities well-equipped with millions of dollars of tech. This being said, robotics labs and 3D printers will mingle with music rooms and art studios, there to be a balance between the sciences and the arts. 

Stanley A. Milner Library, street view, image by Forum contributor Daveography

Located in the heart of the city, across from Winston Churchill Square, the building which some have been calling Edmonton's answer to Toronto's ROM Crystal, will certainly make a splash upon its completion later this year. With much work yet to be done, we will be sure to post another update as soon!

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.