Bruce Mccarty

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Lawson McGhee Library to celebrate 50 years by honoring architect Bruce McCarty

Architects Doug McCarty and Nathan Honeycutt to present an online program on Monday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m. On June 14, 1971, community leaders cut the ribbon on the “new” Lawson McGhee Library, providing a much-needed anchor to the Knox County Public Library system. The innovative building, designed by architect Bruce McCarty, has echoes all over town. McCarty was a champion of modernist architecture, and he changed the cityscape forever. From Clarence Brown Theatre and the Cumberland Avenue pedestrian bridge to TVA Towers and the City County Building, McCarty’s work represents some of the most iconic places in Knoxville.