Mecanoo To Lead New York Public Library Renovations At Bryant Park, Midtown

New York Public LibraryNew York Public Library's Main Branch. Photo via Wikipedia Commons / OptimumPx.

The New York Public Library Main Branch, located at 5th Avenue and 42nd Street, in Midtown, has selected the Netherlands-based architecture firm Mecanoo to design the building’s $300 million renovation, according to the New York Times. Beyer Blinder Belle will serve as the architect of record, and the 645,680 square-foot-building will receive new interiors. More space will also be opened to the public. Last year, the library abandoned planned renovations that would have been led by Norman Foster.

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