CFA 18/NOV/04-16


Tenley-Friendship Branch Library
4450 Wisconsin Avenue at Albemarle Street., NW
United States

D.C. Public Library
Tenley-Friendship Branch Library
New replacement building
Review Type
Revised concept
Previous Review


Dear Mr. Jackson:

During its meeting of 18 November 2004, the Commission reviewed the proposed revised concept for the replacement building for the Tenley-Friendship Branch Library located at 4450 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. The proposal has not responded to the comments previously given and requires additional design work. Although the library should have a strong civic presence, the current design more closely resembles a commercial structure. The detailing of this design will be extremely important in the success of the project and should be submitted for review as early as possible in the design development process. Please submit a revised concept for review when ready.

The Commission looks forward to the future review of this and other projects for the District of Columbia Public Libraries. Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday the 25th of January 2005, with a submission deadline on the 6th of January. The staff is always available to assist you.


/s/Frederick J. Lindstrom
Acting Secretary

Mr. Richard L. Jackson
DC Public Libraries
901 G Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20001

cc: Melanie Hennigan, Grimm and Parker
Justin Fisher, HESS Construction