Northeast - Cultural / Arts
The New York Public Library commissioned this new branch library for Stapleton, Staten Island. The existing 5,000 sq. ft., Carrere and Hastings Carnegie Library (built in 1907) was renovated with a new 7,000 sq. ft. building located alongside. The new facility is a seamless assembly of new and old. The new structure is constructed of glue laminated Douglas fir posts, beams and joists, with a Douglas fir roof deck. The structurally glazed façade was “applied” to the structural posts within the building.
Today, the Stapleton Branch serves its diverse neighborhood by presenting programs for all ages, providing access to computer technology and lending books, magazines and other media to inform, educate, and entertain.
|Design firm||Andrew Berman Architect|
|Location||Staten Island, NY|
|Type||Cultural / Arts|
|Status||Completed in 2011|