The California Bucket List: Your daily guide to the best adventures and experiences in the Golden State

What are you doing this weekend? The new San Diego Central Library

After years of debate and scrounging for cash, a new, nine-story San Diego Central Library has opened at 330 Park Blvd. downtown. The building, designed by San Diego architect Rob Wellington Quigley and Tucker Sadler & Associates, stands one long block from Petco Park (where the Padres play) and two miles from the heart of Balboa Park. Besides books, it's got big views, provocative art, a sun-splashed reading room, rooftop terraces and a metal dome on top, 255 feet above the street.
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