After many false starts, and many false stories, it looks like the journey to the starting line is nearing an end. This morning our exalted leaders held a press conference on Center Boulevard, confirming that construction of the Hunters Point Library will begin in the Spring. Below are the details from the press release, but what I found most interesting about the release was that it included quotes from 11 different people!
The 21,500-square-foot branch which was designed by renowned architect Steven Holl will feature a reading garden, rooftop terrace, reading rooms for all ages, a gallery, performance space, a children’s area and sweeping views of the New York City’s skyline from the East River. Public service is expected to begin in 2017.
The long delayed project was originally supposed to be completed …well I no longer remember when. The most recent hiccup occurred about a year ago after the original design was put out to bid and came in $10 million over budget. Nevertheless when it is completed, Long Island City will be a) spectacular, and b) one step away from being complete. What’s left after the library? Continue reading