Birmingham City Council

Libraries Photo Archive: Construction of Central Library

This view taken from near Alpha Tower, across the Inner Ring Road, shows the Central Library nearing completion. The scene we know today with the sunken Ring Road and the link bridge from Centenery Square, the Copthorne Hotel and offices did not materialise for another 12-15 years, the mid 1980s. The area between the library and the ring road, the site of the Copthorne Hotel, was used as a car park for a number of years after the completion of the library.


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