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We’ve dedicated plenty of pixels over the years on this site to the finances and politics behind the long-stalled plan to build a new downtown library, but there’s another aspect to explore now that all the maneuvering is gaining momentum.

What about the actual design of the building?

I’ve heard a lot of chatter about this over the years from political insiders and, after all, a lot has changed since the City Council approved the library plan — based on this drawing — in 2002. For one thing, library boosters have had to scale back their ambition to keep the project in control budget-wise. Also, if things go as currently planned, there’s going to be a school smack-dab in floors six and seven.

So, what do you think of the design as it is? Great? Needs a few tweaks? Not San Diego whatsoever?

Leave a comment below (or, if you’re reading this in This Just In, go to my blog to comment). You can also e-mail me directly andrew.donohue@voiceofsandiego.org. I’ll highlight the best responses.

ANDREW DONOHUE

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