Two major things have happened lately, which have changed the library for onlookers.
Glass panels are being fitted to form the outer walls and the metalwork panels are also being fitted outside the glass panels. below is a view of the front of the library and a closeup of the matalwork areas.
To me the panels look better when viewed live rather than in the photos. Has anyone any opinions on how they look? If so please Leave a Reply (comment) below.
The second thing which has happened was over the August Bank Holiday when the smaller tower crane TC1 was dismantled and removed . This was the first crane to be erected (on 22 May 2010) and due to its height has now outlived its usefulness. Below is a photo of the final stage of the build followed by two views of the City side and back of the Library showing it before and after removal of the crane. This is followed by two pictures of the monster mobile crane which lowered the crane sections to the ground.
(Click on images for larger views.)