New York Public Library Hires Dutch Architecture Firm Mecanoo to For Mid-Manhattan Branch Renovation
UPDATE More Details About the Renovation and Selection of Mecanoo Direct from NYPL
From The NY Times:
One year after abandoning its much-disputed Norman Foster-designed renovation, the New York Public Library has selected architects for the $300 million project, which will include creating a new interior for the Mid-Manhattan branch and opening more public space in its flagship Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue.
On Wednesday, the library approved the selection of the Dutch architecture firm Mecanoo to lead the Midtown renovation — it has yet to produce a design. The firm’s projects include the main circulating library and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, and the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Boston.
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See Also: Mecanoo Designed the Birmingham Central Library That Opened in 2013
See Also: Earlier This Week: Mecanoo Was Selected to Design the New University of Manchester Campus (via GCR)
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