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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why the NYPL Abandoned its Renovation Plans

Thursday, May 08, 2014

The New York Public Library's plans to remodel the 42nd Street building had been controversial and widely criticized.

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WNYC News

NY Public Library Scraps $300 Million Renovation

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Many scholars had opposed the plan, and patrons said they were relieved.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Anthony Marx

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New York Public Library president Anthony Marx was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about the library's renovation plans and the controversy they've generated. He also told us what he's reading right now. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

New York Public Library President on the Library's Controversial Renovation Plans

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Last week we looked at the criticism of the New York Public Library's renovation plans for its Fifth Avenue building, and today, New York Public Library President Anthony Marx discusses the renovation project and the opposition to it.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

New York Public Library Renovations and Lawsuits

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The New York Public Library’s plan to renovate its Fifth Avenue building, which includes removing research stacks, has been met with much criticism, with some opponents of the project filed a lawsuit to stop the project.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

New York Public Library President Anthony Marx

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New York Public Library President Anthony Marx talks about the library's plan for its 42nd Street building, and will address the criticism and controversy over those plans. that Scott Sherman and Caleb Crain raised on our show on March 12th

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Controversy at the New York Public Library

Monday, March 12, 2012

Over the last few years, even as cutbacks have been made in the system’s 87 branches, the New York Public Library has renovated the 42nd Street main library and officials are now looking to construct a new state-of-the-art computer-based library. Scott Sherman, a contributing writer for The Nation and Caleb Crain, a former Fellow at the NYPL and author of American Sympathy, talk about the proposed changes, staffing cuts and construction plans – and the controversy they’ve created. Sherman’s article, "Upheaval at the New York Public Library," appeared in the December 19 edition of The Nation.

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