City plans $1.6 million replacement of main library escalators, elevators

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 27, 2024 6:11 AM CT | Published: February 27, 2024 4:00 AM CT

The City of Memphis has struggled to maintain the escalators and elevators at the area’s largest library for years, frequently calling in a repair company to fix them before opting for replacement. 


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Samuel Hardiman

Samuel Hardiman

Samuel Hardiman is an enterprise and investigative reporter who focuses on local government and politics. A native Rhode Islander who lives in Midtown, he enjoys tennis, golf and reading.


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