New York Daily News (Jul. 4, 2013): $350 Million Renovation Will Endanger Rose Reading Room

$350 million renovation of NYPL’s Fifth Avenue branch will endanger iconic Rose Reading Room 

Plaintiffs in lawsuit claim the construction, slated to begin later this year, will hurt the building because the stacks to be demolished go down seven stories and provide structural support.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, 12:34 PM
Plaintiffs have sued to halt the demolition of stacks underneath the iconic Rose Reading Room at the New York Public Library’s Fifth Avenue branch. Seen here are the renderings of the new library.

The New York Public Library’s plan to remove more than half of its 3.5 million books from the main research facility on Fifth Avenue is under court attack from scholars and preservationists.

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