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Queens Gets a Bit More Bookish

The new Queens West library from architect Steven Holl will be a bright beacon of light in an otherwise "soulless mix of generic apartment towers" in Long Island City, Queens. Far from a red-brick box, Holl's renderings show an 80-foot-tall aluminum rectangle with carved-out windows, which will "resemble caves dug into the wall of a cliff" at night. Phantasmagoric! [Curbed NY via NYT]