The new San Diego Central Library project features a broad range of unique structural solutions, from its cast-in-place architectural concrete frame beams and columns to its exposed concrete waffle slabs. Its chief crowning glory, however, is its distinctive silver dome.

The iconic building features 504,000 square feet of space across 10 storeys and includes reader seating for 1,200 people, 407 computer stations, and 22 WiFi-enabled study rooms, meeting rooms and gallery/exhibition spaces. It also houses a 350-seat community auditorium building and underground car parking for 250 cars. The dome that…