No Norten for BAM?


    In what can only be described as a big setback for the much-hyped BAM Cultural District, fundraising efforts for the Enrique Norten-designed Visual and Performing Arts Library have come up well short of the $135 million required to build the glass-and-steel structure. Word of the shortfall, which originated in (password-protected) Crain’s on Monday, reportedly came from an insider at the Brooklyn Public Library. Barring someone from the private sector stepping up in a huge way, it looks like Brooklyn will have to wait a while to get a piece of this starchitect. How big a bummer do you think this is for the BAM Cultural District?
    BAM Library Project Stalled? [Gothamist]
    The Book Stops Here [NY Post]

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