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The project is scheduled to be complete by November 1, 2009. One stair tower and one elevator tower will rise about 1 story above Third Street, thus the Library's view of the St. Croix should not be affected. Elevations sketched by the architect can be found here. You can read about the project in the Stillwater Gazette. Or, if you want more facts about tower cranes, check out How Stuff Works (which is one of the most useful websites E V E R).
If you would like to monitor the parking commission's progress in determining what the cost of parking in the ramp will be, you can find information on the website for the City of Stillwater, including the parking commission members.