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New York Public Library Will Be Revamped By Dutch Firm

The New York Public Library is looking to the Dutch, not the Danish, for its $300 million overhaul. The New York Times reports that architecture firm Mecanoo has been hired to renovate the library's landmarked Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and completely revamp the Mid-Manhattan branch. Whatever Mecanoo creates—there is no design yet—will replace the much-hated Norman Foster plan that the library originally proposed in late 2012. That plan eliminated the library's historic stacks and enraged a lot of people, so the library gave Foster the boot last year.

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