Looks like something's blowing in the wind, and it's not trees at the newly renovated Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. Those are big pieces of plastic waving like flags from the roof, placed and plastered all around to stop leaks at the library which has not been open a year since its grand re-opening last October.
The library was closed for almost two years for a $5.6 million renovation.
Project architect, Leo Salom, led the team from
Ritter-Norton of Alexandria on the overhaul. The general contractor was Branch and Associates.
From the locations of the plastic, it looks like leaks have sprung all over. The staff was reluctant to talk about the raindrops which keep falling on their heads, however, they did say more than one leak has been discovered. These pictures were taken last Saturday during a dry spell and two days before Monday's rainfall.
I certainly hope the roof is under warranty and that Fairfax County taxpayers are not burdened with the cost of roof repair and/or replacement at the leaky library.
The west side of the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library with more plastic sprouts growing from the roof/Photo by Patricia Leslie