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2017-10-04 12:00:002017-10-04 13:00:00America/New_YorkBuilding of the Day: The Noguchi MuseumThe New York Public Library commissioned this new branch lib
The Noguchi Museum 9-01 33rd Road Queens NY 11106
Oct 04, 2017
Oct 04 12pm to 1pm
The Noguchi Museum
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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