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New York Public Library

First Rendering Revealed Of Renovations On New York Public Library’s Mid-Manhattan Branch, Midtown

The first rendering has been revealed of the renovation project planned for the New York Public Library‘s Main Branch, located between West 40th and 42nd streets on Fifth Avenue. Netherlands-based firm Mecanoo and local architecture firm Beyer Blinder Belle are designing the renovations, which will increase the amount of public space in the 646,680-square-foot structure by 35 percent. Specifically, back offices, the lower level, and the roof will be converted into public space. There will also be designated sections for specific age groups and professional interests. The library will close by the end of 2017 and reopen in 2020, Curbed NY reported.


145 Clinton Street

15-Story, 211-Unit Mixed-Use Building Tops Out At 145 Clinton Street, Lower East Side

Construction has topped out on the 15-story, 211-unit mixed-use building under development, as part of the Essex Crossing mega-development, at 145 Clinton Street, on the Lower East Side. The structure can be seen in an update by Bowery Boogie. The project encompasses 283,178 square feet. There will be 73,000 square feet of commercial-retail space across the ground through second levels, followed by rental apartments on the floors above. Half of the apartments, or 105 units, will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery. Delancey Street Associates, comprised of L+M Development Partners, Taconic Investment Partners, and BFC Partners, is the developer. Beyer Blinder Belle is behind the architecture. Completion is expected in 2017.




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