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Louis Stokes Wing
The Stokes Wing sits in the foreground with the Key Tower in the background
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Former names None
General information
Type Academic
Location 525 Superior Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44114 United States
Construction started 1994
Completed 1998
Roof 49.68 m (163 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 10
Design and construction
Architect URS Consultants

The Louis Stokes Wing is a 1998-erected 163 foot 10-story high-rise addition to the main branch of the 15th largest public library in the country, Cleveland Public Library located in the Civic Center district of downtown Cleveland. So as not to detract from the original Group Plan Main Branch Library building, the Wing was designed to appear as if it were the reincarnation of what the library building would look like if it emerged as a modern updated structure from the classic age of architecture. The Stokes houses the special book storage collections, the audio visual archives (videos, DVDs, CDs, etc.), the children's collections, the circulation desk, and much more for the library system.

The building is named after the former US Congressman who served in Ohio's 11th congressional district from 1968-1998.

Coordinates: 41°30′4″N 81°41′30″W / 41.50111°N 81.69167°W / 41.50111; -81.69167

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