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Will There Be Enough Money To Finish San Diego’s Dream Library?

Artists drawing of the new central library

Credit: San Diego Public Library Foundation

Above: Artists drawing of the new central library


Mel Katz, Chair San Diego Public Library Foundation

Vlad Kogan, UC San Diego graduate, Political Science Dept, co-author Paradise Plundered


More on the library with Mel Katz on Tuesday's show.

Evening Edition airs weekdays at 5 PM and 6:30 PM on KPBS TV.

The new downtown library that has long been a dream of San Diego city visionaries is rising up on the corner Park Boulevard and J street.

But the question now is: Will there be enough money to continue the construction?

The San Diego Library Foundation has to deliver $32.5 million in donations by the end of the year to pay for the second phase of construction. Right now the foundation is about $25 million short of that goal.

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