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I’ve photographed the sign below way too many times. There’s not much to photograph at the site of a long-time-coming downtown library. It’s a big dirt patch. It was a big dirt patch when I was still but an intern here at voiceofsandiego.org. It was a big dirt patch when I went down there at the start of my tenure as a full-time employee. And, it was a big dirt patch when I went downtown yesterday to photograph Ballpark Village and the skyline for two great stories by my esteemed colleagues.

But something’s changed.

The sign which we’ve photographed so many times (photo No. 2 is by former voice photographer Jessica Horton) … :

… is gone:

But fear not. I found the sign moments later. Right there on that big dirt patch:

Over in Opinion Land, my friend Scott Lewis has spent a lot of time (a fortnight I believe) writing about the debate over building a downtown library as well as the massive challenge of raising the private funding to finance it as construction costs continue to soar. It’s worth reading through some of his coverage.

SAM HODGSON

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