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Rundel Memorial Library North Terrace Reopening and Ribbon Cutting

The City of Rochester recently celebrated the reopening of the Rundel Memorial Library North Terrace, which overlooks the Genesee River at the corner of Broad Street and South Avenue. On August 2, 2022, Deputy Mayor Patrick Cunningham; Patricia Uttaro, Director of the Rochester Public Library and Monroe County Library Systems; LaBella; and other city, state, and local leaders were joined together by the community at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Cunningham stated, “This terrace, along with all the ROC the Riverway projects, is an example of how returning our attention to our precious natural assets, and making the most of them, creates a place for contemplation, for learning, and for beauty.”

Deputy Mayor Patrick Cunningham speaks at the Rundel Memorial Library North Terrace ribbon cutting ceremony.

The north terrace, adjacent to the National Register designated historic Rundel Library, was constructed in 1937 above a portion of the former Erie Canal bed on the east bank of the Genesee River. This ROC the Riverway project included replacing the existing terrace in its entirety with new concrete and steel framing and structural slab supporting a new terraced surface and cantilevered river outlook.

In January 2017, LaBella Associates was selected by the City of Rochester to perform engineering consulting services, providing expertise in evaluation and inspection of structural steel and concrete structures and design of interactive public spaces.

LaBella employees celebrating the grand opening of the North Terrace.

LaBella was honored to be a part of this ROC the Riverway project that supports library programming and provides a unique public space for the community.