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The Center for Architecture will host an Archtober Building of the Day preview across the five boroughs from May 14-18 celebrating New York City old and new. Today, tour the Stapleton Library renovation and expansion by Andrew Berman Architect.

The New York Public Library commissioned this new branch library for Stapleton, Staten Island. The existing 1907 Carrere and Hastings Carnegie Library was renovated with a new 7,000-square-foot building located alongside. The library was conceived as a modern and vital public institution that will contribute to the revitalization of the urban center of Stapleton.

The new facility is a seamless assembly of the new and old. The Carnegie Library became the Children’s Reading Room. The new structure is constructed of glue-laminated Douglas fir posts, beams and joists, with a Douglas fir roof deck. The framed structure is exposed. The structurally glazed façade was “applied” to the structural posts within the building. The library is designed to be an open, accessible, and intimate building.

Architect: Andrew Berman Architect

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Photo: Naho Kubota.
Tuesday, 5/15
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Stapleton Library
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