It's been a long time since Carnegie's elegant libraries first sprouted across the U.S., and the libraries that have popped up in the interim have been less than impressive. But there's one new house of books that's definitely going against the mediocre grain.
[Rendering of the library's lobby; photos by Steven Holl Architects]
The Queens Library Board of Trustees has finally approved a long-delayed plan for the new Hunters Point library in Long Island City, N.Y. The new building will be located on the waterfront, directly across the East River from the United Nations building. Construction is due to begin early next year. I don't want to steal the NY Times' thunder, so you can read all the juicy details about the building in the original article here.