Master Plan for the Queens Borough Public Library was undertaken to
facilitate the reorganization and expansion of the existing central
library building. The masterplan examines the relocation of the librarys
administrative departments from their current location to a new facility.
It includes a new state-of-the-art Business, Industry, & Bio-Medical
Arts Science Center, equipped with conference facilities and an auditorium
to accommodate 500 persons.
The proposed site for this new facility
was the former location of the original Central Library, which dates back
to 1928. Used as a courthouse for the past 30 years, this 73,800 s.f.
building will undergo a complete restoration and renovation. A new 187,600
sf addition will be designed to accommo-date the growing information
needs of our science, government, and business com-munities. This proposed
complex will add a vital community resource to businesses and industry
in New York City and support the program goals of the QBPL into the
next millennium. Planning study was completed in 2000.