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Mecanoo Replaces Foster on New York Public Library Overhaul

Mecanoo Replaces Foster on New York Public Library Overhaul
Mecanoo Replaces Foster on New York Public Library Overhaul, NYPL's main building on Fifth Avenue, is a Beaux-Arts masterpiece designed by architects Carrère & Hastings. Image © Flickr User CC wallyg
NYPL's main building on Fifth Avenue, is a Beaux-Arts masterpiece designed by architects Carrère & Hastings. Image © Flickr User CC wallyg

One year after scrapping Norman Foster's controversial redesign, the New York Public Library has commissioned Mecanoo to oversee the planned $300 million overhaul of its Mid-Manhattan branch and flagship Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue. The Dutch practice, who is also renovating Mies van der Rohe's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington DC, will work with the preservation experts of Beyer Blinder Belle - the project's architect of record.

"The building should be about the journey of learning," Mecanoo's founding partner and creative director Francine Houben told the New York Times. "Maybe you come in for a book but also take lessons in English."

This will be Mecanoo's first New York project.

News via the New York Times

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Mecanoo Replaces Foster on New York Public Library Overhaul" 17 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/773864/mecanoo-replaces-foster-on-new-york-public-library-overhaul/> ISSN 0719-8884
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NYPL's main building on Fifth Avenue, is a Beaux-Arts masterpiece designed by architects Carrère & Hastings. Image © Flickr User CC wallyg

Mecanoo 接替 Foster 完成纽约公共图书馆的大修工作