Turner Selected to Manage Construction of $153 Million New Central Library for the City of San Diego

September 14, 2010

Library Scheduled to Achieve a LEED Silver Certification and Create 1,000 Construction Jobs for the Community of San Diego

Turner Construction Company, the nation’s leading general builder, has been selected to construct the $153 million New Central Library for the City of San Diego in San Diego, Calif. The library is scheduled for completion in March 2013 and is being designed and constructed to achieve a LEED Silver certification from the United States Green Building Council.

The 295,000 sq. ft., nine-story New Central Library features a 10,244 sq. ft. children’s library, a technology center, outdoor plaza and café, a 350-seat auditorium, a three-story domed reading room, a 400-seat multi-purpose room, teen center and two levels of underground parking.

In addition, two floors of the library totaling 76,000 sq. ft. will be used for a charter school serving up to 400 students.

“Turner is proud to manage the construction of this important public resource to enable the library system to meet the needs of the community it serves and for the benefit and enjoyment of the residents of the City of San Diego,” said Shawn Rosenberger, Vice President and Regional Manager of Turner’s San Diego operations.

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