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D.C. Public Library has just released preliminary renderings of the soon-to-be-renovated Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, and they’re a far cry from the central library’s current sorry state. After the library’s board of directors endorsed a design framework without a controversial three-story addition in January, the team of architects selected by DCPL, comprising Dutch firm Mecanoo Architecten and D.C.-based Martinez & Johnson Architecture, got to work on the designs. Here’s what they’ve come up with:

Renderings courtesy of DCPL