True Green Cities / Weighing in on the New York Public Library Conversion

Kogod Courtyard

The Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in DC. Is Norman Foster the right architect for the NYPL conversion?

When is it appropriate to leave a revered landmark alone, and when is it appropriate to "update" it with something shiny and new? This is one of the questions at the core of the controversy over Norman Foster's proposed new insertion into the New York Public Library's central building on 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue, recently renamed the Schwarzman Building. To read the rest of this column, please head to UBM Future Cities. And if you’d like to “subscribe” or follow my blog, True Green Cities, please sign up through the “Subscribe” button at the bottom left of this page. You’ll receive a daily recap when new blogs are posted. Or Sign up for the Feed.    
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