The transformation of a historic Binghamton library into the SUNY Broome Culinary and Event Center is nearly complete.

The Carnegie Library building on Exchange Street will provide a downtown home to the facility.

Professor Rey Wojdat said a certificate of occupancy is expected to be issued for the site by the end of November.

A view from the Exchange Street entrance of the old Binghamton Carnegie Library. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Wojdat said "a lot of equipment" already has been installed inside the original building and an addition that was constructed on the east side of the library structure.

SUNY Broome faculty members plan to begin setting up their offices in December. Students should start attending classes at the site in the spring.

The library had been unused for more than 15 years before work on the $20 million culinary project got underway.

A man working on the building that will house the SUNY Broome Culinary and Event Center on October 24, 2019. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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