Library to be Repaired (Washington Times)

By Kristen Chick
Published May 3, 2007

D.C. officials will spend $15 million to $20 million to repair the Georgetown public library damaged this week in a three-alarm fire, D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty said yesterday.

Mr. Fenty has identified $7.2 million in capital funds for the repair project, which library officials said will take years to complete.

“The administration’s No. 1 point here is that we are committed to rebuilding Georgetown’s historic library 100 percent,” the mayor said in a press conference in front of the building, in the 3000 block of R Street Northwest.

The fire started about 12:30 p.m. Monday.

An electrical short sparked another fire that day, at 1 a.m. at the Eastern Market in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Damage to the market is estimated at $5 million to $10 million.



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