Images of the Building from Artist's Conception through the Grand Opening


Artist's Early Concept of Interior Gallery


Initial excavation and blasting for caverns, July 1997


Early construction of tunnel entrance to caverns, December 1997.


Underground Caverns, Early Construction Phase


Caverns were completed & library nearing completion, June 1999.


Grand Opening, April 2000


Architects: Stageberg Beyer Sachs, Inc.
Contractors: C.S. McCrossan, Inc. and M.A. Mortenson Co.
Engineers: CNA Consulting Engineers and Ericksen Ellison Associates