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Before-and-after pictures present the dramatic $200 million renovation of the New York Public Library’s largest department — full with 400,000 books, floor-to-ceiling cabinets, and a whole stage for teenagers and teenagers.
The venerable constructing on 40th Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan was upgraded from a gutted place with a 1978 inside right into a vibrant, fashionable house for looking, in line with pictures offered completely to The Post.
The dazzling transformation consists of eight flooring, extra public seating and a captivating rooftop terrace that’s free to the general public, in line with the NYPL.
The once-bustling department formally reopens Tuesday after renovations shuttered it for 3 years and it remained in near-shutdown because of the coronavirus.
Renamed Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, the constructing now options 5 flooring of ebook stacks alongside with a 42-foot excessive atrium that connects to 2 flooring of lecture rooms and assembly areas.
The library can also be now 20,000 sq. toes giant and contains a sprawling children flooring with child-sized furnishings and cabinets.
“It is the central circulating library New York City has long needed, wanted, and deserves. As we all look towards our next chapter of recovery and renewal, it is important that learning an opportunity be readily and freely accessible to all. There is no more important or better timed civic infrastructure project to accomplish those ever present and pressing goals,” NYPL President Anthony Marx stated in a press release.
The renovation was paid for by the town and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, which donated $55 million to the undertaking, in line with the NYPL.
“This library is exactly what New York needs right now: a truly open and public place aa accessible to all, where people of all ages and backgrounds can experience wonder, grow in their understanding of the world, and launch on new trajectories that enrich life for all of us,” stated Andreas Dracopoulos, Co-President of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.