Run-Down NYC Phone Booths Transformed Into Communal Libraries
New York architect redesigns these essential city landmarks turning them into pop-up book-borrowing kiosks.
New York architect John Locke recently launched a project to repurpose phone booths into pop-up communal libraries. The project, DUB 00, turns antiquated phone booths into bookshelves that allow visitors to take, borrow, or exchange books. Using a single piece of plywood, the bookshelf hangs securely to the interior of the booth without altering the original positions of the pay phone and signs. The phone booth libraries, as part of Locke’s “Urban Betterment Project,” have been installed in Manhattan Valley and Morningside Heights.
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