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Articles about "New York Public Library"

  • #TBT: Bucolic Bryant Park By Serena Horrigan | October 01, 2015

    From a pastoral lunch respite for Midtown workers to the majestic Reading Room of The New York Public Library, Bryant Park is a sublimely historic urban oasis.

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  • New York Public Library Settles Renovation Disputes By Lara Milbauer | July 21, 2014

    The six year controversy over the New York Public Library’s renovation has been settled.  The original plans have been terminated, altered to accommodate the requests of many New Yorkers.

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  • For Sale: The New York Public Library By Bryan Gamble | September 23, 2013

    The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building adjacent to Bryant Park, more commonly known as the main branch of the New York Public Library, is currently on sale in order to pay for a series of renovations costing $300 million under a series of changes it has been enacting for several years. The New York Public Library (NYPL) has planned this ambitious project, called the Central Library Plan (CLP), since 2005 and has done it largely in secret and without any input from the public, subsequently causing a stir from New Yorkers when it finally opened for public input in early 2012.

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  • A Library Underneath the Baccarat By Aby Thomas | May 07, 2013

    The Baccarat Hotel & Residences, the new development coming up at 20 West 53rd Street, already has a lot going for it—New York City’s real estate sector has been quite abuzz with news of the luxury residences and hotel-style amenities being offered at this new hotel-cum-residential building in Midtown Manhattan. We’ve already heard a lot of good things about the Baccarat’s full-floor residences, its 65-foot swimming pool and its five-star restaurant/bar—and we have now learnt that there’s also going to be a 28,000 square-foot library at the base of the building, with two of its three floors located underground.

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  • New York Public Library Gets a Makeover this Summer By Liam Delaney | December 19, 2012

    It has been 10 months since the New York Public Library announced plans for a $300 million renovation of the classic  Fifth Avenue building. In that time it has faced waves of controversy, with scholars and writers accusing the library of abandoning its commitment to research and people wondering what in fact the new building will look like. Luckily, the latter question has been answered with newly revealed renderings of the new contemporary design.

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