Hayward’s new library is taking shape. Crews have begun installing massive glass panels for the three story front window. Primarily built of steel, concrete, glass, and terracotta and powered by solar energy produced onsite, the 21st Century Library is the most environmentally sustainable public building ever to begin construction in Hayward. I feel incredibly fortunate to have a front row seat to its construction – from the window of my office in the old library across the street.
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Sean Reinhart is from Hayward, California, the best little city in the Bay Area. He lives in Oakland, California. He is a local government executive, serving as the director of libraries, housing, and community services for the city of Hayward, a diverse and rapidly urbanizing community of 150,000.View all posts by cityliteral