NYPL Mulberry Street Branch

NYPL Mulberry Street Branch

NYPL Mulberry Street Branch

The New York Public Library’s Mulberry Street Branch is a 15,000 SF facility, formerly a chocolate factory, that connects reading and circulation spaces at the ground level to collections, reading rooms, and computer facilities below grade.


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The stair, with the ‘bookworm’ above. © David Sundberg
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Stair to the cellar and subcellar. The ribbon ‘bookworm’ above organizes building systems and guides visitors through the space.
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Most of the library’s programs are in the cellar and subcellar levels.
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The sidewalk rises up to meet the entry, allowing air and light to enter the lower levels.
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The stair, with the ‘bookworm’ above. © David Sundberg
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© David Sundberg
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Original steel and wood structure meets the new architecture. © David Sundberg
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View into the main reading room from above. © David Sundberg
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Children's Reading Room © David Sundberg
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© David Sundberg
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© David Sundberg
Year
2009
Location
Manhattan, New York
Typology
Historic Preservation, Libary
Size
27,000 SF
Design Team
Marta Sanders, Jonathan Marvel
Awards
NYC Arts Commission Design Commendation
Photography Credits
David Sundberg/Esto
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