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
Library
Size
27,000 SF
Design Team
Jonathan Marvel, Marta Sanders
Awards
NYC Arts Commission Design Commendation
Photography Credits
David Sundberg/Esto
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