Mid-Manhattan Library

New York
Architects
Mecanoo
Year
2020
Cost
Undisclosed
Stories
Undisclosed

The New York Public Library’s Midtown renovation will enhance and unite the full spectrum of offerings available across the Library system, from circulating and research services to business resources and educational programs for all ages.

Mid-Manhattan Library – the Library’s most heavily used circulating branch – is set to undergo a transformation that will create a new, state-of-the-art library that will serve as both a model and catalyst for a rejuvenated library system.The team of Mecanoo and Beyer Blinder Belle worked for over a year analysing library usage data, interviewing staff, surveying the public, and meeting with community stakeholders to ensure that the new branch will best meet the needs of library patrons.

The renovated branch will have a dramatic, multi-story wall of bookshelves – the Long Room; an employment skills centre occupying a full floor as well as an adjacent floor providing job-search help and small-business support; a full-floor dedicated to a library for children and a separate library for teens; additional seating; and one of the only free public roof terraces in Midtown.

Client
New York Public Library
Team
Mecanoo, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects

Related Projects

  • Umbau Güggelturm
    Matei Manaila Architekten
  • Joan Maragall Library
    BCQ arquitectura barcelona
  • Library Schwendergasse
    M&S Architekten
  • Student Activity Center
    Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects
  • 10 DESIGN | Dalian Library Design Competition
    10 DESIGN

Other Projects by Mecanoo

La Llotja theatre and conference centre
Lleida, Spain
Montevideo Residential Tower
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Library Delft University of Technology
Delft, Netherlands
Kaap Skil, maritime and beachcombers museum
Texel, Netherlands
Library of Birmingham
Birmingham, Great Britain
Delft City Hall and Train Station
Delft, Netherlands