The Nation (Sept. 16, 2013): The Hidden History of NYC's Central Library Plan

The Hidden History of New York City’s Central Library Plan

Why did one of the world’s greatest libraries adopt a $300 million transformation without any real public debate?

On the morning of February 1, Anthony Marx, president and CEO of the New York Public Library, met with a group of business and political leaders who had assembled in a majestic room inside the 42nd Street library. Marx was introduced by a prominent Manhattan real estate developer, William Rudin.
 

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