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The New York Public Library Gets A Facelift

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London-based architectural firm Foster + Partners has recently unveiled a new design plan for the New York Public Library that aims to preserve the 101-year-old historic building while creating more public library space.

By moving out-dated book stacks to a modern storage facility beneath Bryant Park, a dynamic circulating library could be integrated into the building and the public would have access to 66% more space in the building.

Even as visitors would be able to enjoy a permeable and accessible library, the spectacular masterpieces in the building—such as the Rose Reading Room and Astor Hall—would remain as they are.

The building would remain open throughout the five years of construction from 2013 to 2018—for more information on this amazing project, visit the Foster + Partners website.


[via Foster + Partners]
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