Capital Improvement Project scheduled to begin 7/13

This summer, Greenwich Library will conduct steel repairs to the parapet of its Main Library. This planned project is part of the Town of Greenwich Capital Improvement Project.

Starting Tuesday, July 13, scaffolding will be erected around the Franklin Simon wing of the Main Library. Contractors will be working at the parapet level to remove the stonework to replace and reinforce steel which has become corroded over the course of years. According to engineers, the corrosion is at the top levels only and presents no danger to the building’s integrity. This project is the follow-up to the repointing project which occurred in 2017 when the conditions were discovered underneath the façade.

Depending on the conditions, the contractors may install further cathodic protection in order to maintain the long term integrity of that part of the building.

This work will occur from the early morning until 6pm Monday to Friday although there may be some later weekend work depending on scheduling. It is reasonable to anticipate some level of noise, especially in that part of the building, since the contractors will be removing brickwork, limestone, and installing steel. We apologize in advance for any disruptions that may occur.

This project is anticipated to last until the late fall.

Please contact Joseph Williams at jwilliams@greenwichlibrary.org with any questions.