Foster + Partners To Design New Central Library for New York City

New Central Library in  New York

A special committee of the Library’s Board of Trustees has chosen Foster + Partners to design New Central Library for New York City. The project aims to transform The New York Public Library’s historic building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street into the world’s largest comprehensive library open to the public with $1 billion of allocated-budget.

“Norman Foster’s understanding of the Library, his personal enthusiasm for the project, the professionalism of his team and the portfolio of striking and innovative designs he has created around the world convinced us that Foster + Partners is exactly the right firm to help us create a new central library for New York City,” said Library President Paul LeClerc. “We were particularly impressed by the work he has completed in other historic buildings where he has been sensitive to tradition while finding brilliant, unexpected ways to use space and unite old and new.”


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