Eight years ago today, the Tulsa City-County Library announced plans to renovate the Central Library in downtown Tulsa.
The $47.8 million project includes a renovation of the almost 50-year-old building and replacement of its mechanical system, as well as the addition of a parking garage, auditorium, garden area and other features.
About 90 people attended the public unveiling that highlighted the renovation's energy-efficient design and how it will meet the needs of library users, including by providing more parking, the No. 1 issue brought up by patrons.
The project completed in October 2016.