PUBLIC LIBRARY RENOVATION by Nigel Keningston
Once home to the oldest department store in America, Arnold, Constable & Co., the newly renovated New York Public Library is a bibliophile dream.
Catty corner to the famous beaux-art New York Public Library building also on Fifth Avenue, this annex location has been under development for almost a decade. Nature light now consumes the eight-story building which bounces off the modern design and reimaged open spaces including the new rooftop terrace. A capacity of almost 400,000 periodicals and multimedia are seamlessly nestled throughout each floor allowing visitors to relish in the new architectural changes.
The branch is now known / renamed The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library after partially funded by the late Greek shipping tycoon.
Images @Max Touley