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Moving, storing, insuring contents of Central Library during renovation a heavy lift


Moving a household is hard enough. Moving the contents of the Central Library, in Downtown Atlanta, to storage facilities during the library’s renovation takes the concept of a move to a whole other level. The process is just getting started.

Just like in the movies, the artwork is to be transported in trucks with doors that are to be tagged closed with an identification tag for that particular load and that particular inventory list. A library staffer will supervise the loading of trucks and the truck door cannot be opened at the warehouse until a library staffer is present.

The mover is to provide a $1 million insurance policy on the artwork alone.

Consider the special collections and rare books.