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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library

Identification

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library
San Jose Joint Library, MLK Library
206803

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
pile foundation
concrete
modernism

Usage

library

Facts

  • This library was built through a unique collaboration between the City of San Jose and San Jose State University.
  • The building has capacity for 2 million volumes.
  • The Library is situated at the northwest corner of the San Jose State University campus.
  • A large Redwood tree had to be cut down to make way for the new building, but the tree was milled into a veneer that was used to clad a set of columns inside the building.
  • Largest library west of the Mississippi River to be built at one time, including the new Seattle Central Library and the new Minneapolis Central Library.

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Location

150 East San Fernando Street
95112
San Jose State University
U.S.A.

Technical Data

136.00 ft
8
1
2000
2003
5
2
$174,400,000

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acoustics consultant, civil engineering, developer, elevator consultant, facade designer, facility management, fire protection engineering, general contractor, landscape architect, lighting consultant, MEP engineering, structural engineering