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Cardiff Central library closes after glass panel shatters

Post Time:Feb 22,2011Classify:Industry NewsView:69

Cardiff Central Library [U.K.] has closed after a glass panel on the building shattered.

A Cardiff council spokesperson said: "Due to a health and safety issue with an internal glass panel, Cardiff CentralLibrary is currently closed. During the night an interior glass barrier panel on one of the upper levels shattered unexpectedly, which has caused some damage to the escalator."

The 55,000-square-foot library opened in March 2009. The glass was designed toimprove insulation and reduce rain water run-off. The library was expected to become an iconic building for Cardiff and one of the most sustainable buildings in the area, according to a Feb. 21 guardian.co.uk report.

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