Daily Archives: August 22, 2011

Coming Soon: the new Irish Cultural Center library

Irish Cultural Center library renderingThe Irish Cultural Center, located at Hance Park, is expanding its facilities by adding a three-story library.

The Phoenix New Times has more:

A major addition is in the works at the Irish Cultural Center in downtown Phoenix. A flurry of construction has been taking place over the past few months on a castle-like, $3.5 million research library that will be located in the center.

Current plans for the castle-like project include such design features as plenty of ramparts, parapets, and bulwarks, giving the library the appearance of a medieval-style fortress. (No word on whether or not they’re also planning on building a moat.)

The three-story building, which will be finished in January, will feature 15,000 square feet of space for research purposes and a variety of Irish-oriented classes and workshops.

Read more here. With the renovations coming to the remainder of Hance Park, this will be a very pleasant addition to the area.