The new San Diego Central Library is slated to host a sneak-peek opening on Saturday and today, they offered media a sneak peek of the sneak peek.

I toured downtown’s newest civic instillation and explored all the amazing pockets of light, artwork, reflections and views. And the architect, Rob Quigley, even makes a cameo in some photos.

Here are some of my favorites:

A view of the new San Diego Central Library.

 

A view of the new San Diego Central Library.


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A view of the new San Diego Central Library.

 

A view of the new San Diego Central Library.

 

A view of the new San Diego Central Library.

 

A view of the new San Diego Central Library.

 

A view of the new San Diego Central Library.

 

 

A view of the new San Diego Central Library.

 

A view of the new San Diego Central Library.

 

A view of the new San Diego Central Library.

 

Architect Rob Quigley at the new San Diego Central Library.

 

A view of the new San Diego Central Library.

 

A view of the new San Diego Central Library.

 

A view of the new San Diego Central Library.

 

A view of the new San Diego Central Library.

 

A view of the new San Diego Central Library.

 

 

A view of the new San Diego Central Library.

All photos by Sam Hodgson.

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    Written by Sam Hodgson

    Sam Hodgson is a freelance photojournalist and contributor to Voice of San Diego. You can contact him at samhodgsonphoto@gmail.com and check out his work on his website: http://www.samhodgsonphotography.com/singles.

    12 comments
    David Hall
    David Hall

    Too busy, too much bare concrete and awful color palette. And what's with the outdoor gallery that looks like a columbarium? Blech.

    James Weber
    James Weber

    What training do you have in Architecture or interior design? Perhaps it scares you because it looks different than your tract house. Open your mind and embrace beauty in all of its iterations.

    David Hall
    David Hall subscriber

    Too busy, too much bare concrete and awful color palette. And what's with the outdoor gallery that looks like a columbarium? Blech.

    James Weber
    James Weber subscriber

    What training do you have in Architecture or interior design? Perhaps it scares you because it looks different than your tract house. Open your mind and embrace beauty in all of its iterations.

    Martha Sullivan
    Martha Sullivan

    Honestly? It makes me ill that we have put so much money, time and effort into yet another monument to ego, when we still have so many people living on our streets.

    James Weber
    James Weber

    Its the climate Martha. San Diego will always have homeless people. Are you suggesting that the City should only spend money on the homeless and nothing else?

    Voiceon
    Voiceon

    Martha, Where do you think some homeless people read the paper, catch up on their email, surf the web, look for work, learn how to write a resume, use the bathroom, hang out during the day? At the libraries. There are a lot of homeless downtown. They used the old library and they will be using the new one too.

    Jerald Alford
    Jerald Alford

    Martha, just read your comment. Yes, there are still many homeless on the street, yet there is no reason that the old library cannot be used for housing the homeless, especially women, children and our displaced veterans who give their lives to help keep our freedom, yet are thrown out on the streets when they return and recevie no help from the VA and government except more psychiatric drugs. Very interesting art work in the elevators.

    Martha Sullivan
    Martha Sullivan subscribermember

    Honestly? It makes me ill that we have put so much money, time and effort into yet another monument to ego, when we still have so many people living on our streets.

    James Weber
    James Weber subscriber

    Its the climate Martha. San Diego will always have homeless people. Are you suggesting that the City should only spend money on the homeless and nothing else?