The Committee to Save The New York Public Library

The Committee to Save The New York Public Library

The Committee to Save the NYPL rallyThe Committee to Save The New York Public Library is dedicated to the preservation and sensible redevelopment of the 42nd New York Public Library program. The Committee beleives the proposed Central Library Plan is damaging to the building and institution and is campaigning for a more fiscally and architecturally sensitive plan that would benefit the people of New York while maintaining the building’s rich history.

There has been widespread skepticism among library patrons, preservationists and architecture critics about the wisdom, financial feasibility, and aesthetic quality of the plan. Underlying these concerns is the extraordinarily closed process through which the Library administration has made its decisions. Despite the fact that the 42nd Street building is owned by the City and is one of our most iconic structures, the plan was formulated with minimal public notification and no public input. The $150 million which the City has earmarked towards the project was awarded without any oversight by the City Council and with no public hearings. If alternatives have been seriously considered they have never been disclosed, and no cost-benefit analysis or detailed budget has ever been presented to the public.

Click here to read the The Committee to Save The New York Public Library document on the Central Library Plan: NYPL-CP (PDF)

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The Historic Districts Council (HDC) is the advocate for all of New York City's historic neighborhoods. HDC is the only organization in New York that works directly with people who care about our city's historic neighborhoods and buildings. We represent a constituency of over 500 local community organizations.

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