- Associated Press - Monday, June 2, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Public Library says its new renovation plan is expected to cost $300 million.

Library President Tony Marx tells the New York Times (https://nyti.ms/1iKNQlo ) that the plan calls for its flagship Schwarzman building to house four lending collections - for children, teens, business and photography.

The renovation also will double the library’s exhibition space.

The work is expected to take three to four years.

A branch across the street will have a large education center for English-as-a-second language and computer training. That work is expected to be completed in four or five years.



The renovation replaces a plan that would have gutted the Schwarzman building’s century-old book stacks. It drew widespread opposition from scholars and was the target of lawsuits.

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Information from: The New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com

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