NY Public Library Reveals Renovation Design Plans [Pics]
The building will soon undergo a $300 million facelift led by the architect Norman Foster, who plans to use the space occupied by seven floors of stacks.
The New York Public Library has unveiled the designs for its $300 million renovation by the British architect Norman Foster and his firm Foster + Partners. The NYTimes reports that the plans propose opening up more of the building to the public, which was previously occupied by seven floors of stacks, into a large atrium with bookshelves, seating areas and desks. Tall windows on the ground floor will let in light from Bryant Park and allow visitors to enjoy the view.
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