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Putting new face on library tops Menino’s agenda

Mayor Thomas M. Menino vowed Wednesday to begin the transformation of the main ­library in Copley Square before he leaves City Hall, saying the granite facade of the Johnson Building will be replaced with glass to open it to the street.

Pledging to start construction by early next year, Menino used a speech before hundreds of business executives to link the project to the campaign to heal the damage wrought by the Boston Marathon bombs, which exploded not far from the library.

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