Construction on the project halted in March but resumed on May 4, our sister pub Brooklyn Paper reports.
Long in the works, it replaces an old one-story library at the site that was demolished in 2017.
Image source: Marble Fairbanks – more artist renderings of the library can be found here
The NY Daily News reports on a “swanky new library” that will open this coming spring in Glen Oaks (255-01 Union Turnpike – GMAP), at its location not far from the Queens County Farm Museum. The library used to be housed in a two-story brick building from the 1950s (photo here) and was demolished in 2010; its needs had outgrown the old building.
The $17.1 million, 18,000 square foot building will have a “three-level edifice with a glassy exterior” containing the circulating library itself, as well as a “cyber center” (public computers), reading lounge, outdoor space, and community meeting spaces.