Weymouth, MA CTA Construction Managers joined elected officials and Tufts Library leaders, The Mass Board of Library Commissioners and the public to mark the official steel topping off of the new 50,000 s/f library located on Broad St.
The new library, which will feature an expanded children’s literature department, several community meeting rooms, innovative technological advancements, and an outdoor amphitheater, will replace the current facility, which is over 50 years old.
“The Tufts Library is a crucial community resource, and we’re excited to celebrate this important project milestone,” said Paul DuRoss, principal at CTA Construction. “This state-of-the-art library features enhanced spaces and technology that will enable residents of all ages to enjoy this institution and participate in a variety of programs and activities.”
The new Tufts Library building will provide technology updates and added space for the community. In addition to the expanded children’s section and community meeting spaces, the new facility will feature open reading areas, study rooms, a local history center, and a media lab capable of supporting computer modeling and advanced audio-visual projects. It will also feature free wireless internet and upgraded computers for public use.
CTA Construction is working alongside project architect Tappe Architects, Inc. and the owner’s project manager, Hill International, on the Tufts Library project.
The project is a cooperative venture between the town of Weymouth and the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program, which awarded Weymouth over $12 million for the construction of a new library. The library is expected to be completed in the summer of 2020.