The library has enlisted the Parkside Group, whose team will be led by Evan Stavisky, the contract says, perhaps best known as a Democratic consultant.
Asked about its decision to hire Parkside, the library said in a statement that, like other large cultural institutions and library systems that rely on government financing, “the Library has for decades used a variety of consultants to help amplify our own efforts at community and officeholder outreach.”
From The NY Times:
The New York Public Library will not release revised plans for its 42nd Street library renovation – or independent cost estimates of alternative options — this fall as expected, the library said on Wednesday.
The design work is complex, and we are committed to getting it right to provide a transformative library experience for our users,” the library said in a statement. “Accordingly, our schedule has changed. We now expect to unveil the new design sometime after the New Year.”
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More about the renovation in this October 2013 NYPL design update.