New York Public Library renovation gets nod from city, state

New York /
Dec.December 18, 2013 09:01 AM

The New York Public Library’s massive renovation project has been given the thumbs-up by a city environmental review and as well as a state review, the library announced on its website Tuesday.

The city has pledged $150 million to the project, and began an environmental review of the renovation plans last spring. This week, the city issued “negative declaration” – a vote of confidence that the project would not be bad for the environment – library executives said in the announcement.

The state’s Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation also gave its approval to the project, according to the library’s announcement, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The planned renovation at 455 Fifth Avenue still has to contend with two lawsuits as well as mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s call for a financial review of the project.  An earlier plan to demolish the book stacks had been scrapped, following public outcry.

“Of course, while these are important developments, what’s most critical to our users is that we develop both a program plan and a design for the renovated 42nd Street Library that truly transforms the visitor experience,” the library said in the statement. [WSJ]Hiten Samtani


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
The Santa Fe Castle and Ian Dennis (Google Maps, Scalpp.com)
Texas couple renovates legendary crumbling castle
Texas couple renovates legendary crumbling castle
145 Reade Street (Illustration by Kevin Cifuentes for The Real Deal with Getty Images, Zillow)
Real estate investor lists Tribeca townhouse for first time in 20 years
Real estate investor lists Tribeca townhouse for first time in 20 years
A photo illustration of the Arizona Ghost Town Museum in Pearce, Arizona (Getty Images, Facebook/oldpearcepottery)
Night at the museum: Ghost town general store turned-home lists at $1M
Night at the museum: Ghost town general store turned-home lists at $1M
Gregory Russ and Mayor Eric Adams (Getty)
Adams ousts NYCHA chief after arsenic scare
Adams ousts NYCHA chief after arsenic scare
Hopwood DePree at Hopwood Hall, a castle in England he is restoring. (YouTube)
Mind your manor: Hollywood actor moves to England to renovate ancestral castle
Mind your manor: Hollywood actor moves to England to renovate ancestral castle
Love It Or List It
Love it or sue it: When made-for-tv home renovations end up in court
Love it or sue it: When made-for-tv home renovations end up in court
NYCHA closed on $1.4B for housing rehab projects with private partners
NYCHA closed on $1.4B for housing rehab projects with private partners
NYCHA closed on $1.4B for housing rehab projects with private partners
Construction industry at ‘inflection point’
Construction industry at ‘inflection point’
Construction industry at ‘inflection point’
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...