New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

New York, USA
Photo © Courtesy of NYPL, photo by Jonathan Blanc
Visualization © Mecanoo with BBB
Visualization © Mecanoo with BBB
© Courtesy of NYPL, photo by Jonathan Blanc
Architects
Beyer Blinder Belle Architects
Address
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, 10018 New York, USA
Cost
100M - 1Bn
Client
New York Public Library
Team
Elizabeth R. Leber (Managing Partner/Partner-in-Charge), Stephen McHale (Principal), Miriam Kelly (Principal), Elizabeth Kim (Senior Associate), Lars Moestue (Senior Associate/Environmental Graphics), Kerry Nolan (Senior Associate), Bob Stern (Senior Associate/Director of Graphic Design), Cedric Araica (Associate), Kate Reggev (Associate/Architectural Historian & Designer), Michael Elizabeth Rozas (Associate), Gladysa Vega (Associate), Eran Birnbaum (Architect)
Collaborating Architect
Mecanoo
Landscape Architect
OLIN
Structural Architect
Silman
MEP/FP/IT
Kohler Ronan, LLC
Civil & Geotechnical Engineers, Surveyors
Langan
Lighting Design
Tillotson Design Associates
Acoustics/Audio/Visual
Jaffe Holden
AV/Acoustics/IT/Security
Shen Milsom & Wilke
Code/Accessibility
Code Consultants International (CCI)
Sustainability
Atelier Ten
Environmental Strategy Consultants
AKRF, Inc.
Vertical Transportation
Van Deusen Associates
Cost Estimator
Stuart-Lynn Company
Expeditor
Conversano Associates
Wayfinding
Beyer Blinder Belle
Wayfinding
Geerdes
Construction Manager
Turner Construction Company
Construction Manager, Treasures project
Suffolk Construction
Construction Mngr, Ctr for Research in Humanities
Tishman Construction Corporation
Owner's Representative
CBRE

Reimagining the New York Public Library’s Midtown Campus includes renovation of the historic and iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, the Library’s flagship research facility.

Ongoing renovations at this New York City and National Historic Landmark in midtown Manhattan will enable the library to provide a greater range of public facing-programs, exhibitions, and amenities, augment research facilities, and improve logistics and services for its many constituents as the building continues into its second century. Spaces formerly serving back-of-house uses are restored for public use—including the Center for Research in the Humanities, dedicated to research and scholarly work. Other proposed enhancements include the Marshall Rose Plaza, a new public entrance and terrace, new exhibition, retail, and café functions, as well as adding vertical circulation and upgrading building systems, all in deference to the building’s original Beaux-Arts design. The next two phases of the renovation will cover approximately 90,000 NSF with nearly half of this space dedicated to public programming. BBB is working in collaboration with Mecanoo on the Midtown Campus Renovation, which includes renovation and expansion of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) across Fifth Avenue.

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