A presentation of the current concept plans for the Make MORE Noyes Renovation was held on Wednesday October 11 at Kensington Town Hall.
Greg Wiedemann of Wiedemann Architects outlined the designs that have been reviewed by Montgomery County's Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) and the Maryland Historic Trust (MHT). The presentation included a summary of the history of Noyes Library, the unique role it has come to play in the County Library system, the layout of the three stories proposed for the renovation, and the options for the exterior elevator that will make all three levels accessible.
The highlight of the presentation was the rendering of the proposed glass elevator tower - the option which both MHT and the HPC favor. The crowd of Library patrons and Kensington residents reacted enthusiastically to the idea of the glass tower, which will have the lowest impact on the Library's exterior appearance and the surrounding area. In addition, it is expected to be appealing to children, encourage scientific curiosity, and unite Noyes' rich history with its future mission.
To view a PDF of the presentation, click HERE.