About the Project

A survey identified the three unreinforced Carnegie buildings as high-risk for damage and loss of life in the event of a major earthquake. The 2016 survey was conducted by the city Department of Construction and Inspection, which advised these buildings be retrofitted in the next seven years.

The seismic upgrade to each of these landmarked buildings is estimated to take approximately 18 months to complete. The buildings will be closed during construction.

Detailed information on each project, including building closure dates and alternative services, will be shared as it becomes available.

Tentative schedule

2022 – Green Lake Branch

Green Lake Branch

2023 - University Branch

UNiversity Branch

2025 – Columbia Branch

Columbia Branch