But the most striking feature may be the 30-foot-wide urban screen, which will broadcast video and audio feeds onto Monument Square. The outdoor video display will be the first of its kind in Maine, designers say, and is thought to be the first to be installed on any library in the country.
The screen could be used to promote cultural exhibits, such as the latest show at the Portland Museum of Art, and events in which a section of Congress Street could be closed to traffic, so crowds could gather to watch a presidential inauguration or New Year's celebration.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Just Like Times Square
The library's renovation plan has been revealed. Not sure I like the changes to the outside, but the screen has potential.