One of Latvia's biggest construction projects- The National Library- has been completed, builders say.
The 162 million euro Latvian National Library also known as the Castle of Light due to its unique design, will be ready for use in Jan. 2014.
Latvian Culture Minister Dace Melbarde called the building an "intellectual , scientific, educational and cultural development center," and said the country should be proud of it.
Around 450 construction workers were involved in the construction of the building which took over five years to complete.
An official opening ceremony, attended by high ranking officials, will held on Jan. 18. During the ceremony, the libraries first batch of books will be introduced to the building.
In 2014, the library will play host to a series of events celebrating Riga as the European capital of culture.
Here's some more data on the construction of the library, via delfi.lv
Watch this amazing time lapse video of the construction of the library.
See more photos of the library here