Just a collection of my thoughts or links to other thoughts on architecture and design.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Treading Carefully but Not Timidly in a Civic Masterpiece

I dont blame people for being nervous. It takes a certain hubris to mess with the noble Beaux-Arts structure that has dominated the southwest corner of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street for nearly a century. A product of the City Beautiful movement, the New York Public Library is one of the most glorious examples of civic architecture in America, a temple to the citys highest democratic ideals. Why tinker with it? NYT | earlier today

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