BPL releases design proposals for new Brooklyn Heights Library (Daily News)
A staircase with dramatic street views, a rooftop garden and a major glass atrium are key features of seven proposals for the controversial new Brooklyn Heights library.
In February, Brooklyn Public Library officials announced plans to sell the city-owned branch at 280 Cadman Plaza West in Brooklyn Heights to a private developer who will erect an apartment tower with a new, 20,000 square foot branch on the bottom floor.
Library officials unveiled renderings from the seven finalists on Thursday. The plans all varied in size and scope.
“I think it’s a very compelling project,” said library vice president Joshua Nachowitz.