2012-10-05 / Top Stories

Marshall Unveils Drawings For New Library

By Miriam Rosenberg


On September 24, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and Queens Library CEO Thomas Galante unveil drawings for the new Far Rockaway Library. Photo courtesy of Queens borough president’s office. On September 24, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and Queens Library CEO Thomas Galante unveil drawings for the new Far Rockaway Library. Photo courtesy of Queens borough president’s office. During a visit to the peninsula on September 24, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and Queens Library CEO Thomas Galante unveiled drawings for the new Far Rockaway Library.

Standing in front of the current building (which will be torn down to make way for the new one) on Mott and Cornaga Avenues, the rendering was made public for the first time since a presentation was made in front of Community Board 14 in June.

Some features of the new building include a triangular entrance that will allow people to see all three floors, simultaneously – ground floor, the teen area on the second floor and the adult area on the third floor – before entering. The majority of the glazed glass that would surround the building would have patterns on it.

In June a preliminary timeline was laid out by the Queens Library. It is estimated that it will take architects until summer 2013 to do the detailed drawings and blueprints and to get the final OK from the city’s Design Commission.

While the bidding process for contracts goes on, a temporary place will be found to house the library during construction. It is hoped that the new building will be open for business during winter 2015/2016.

Marshall has funded the project entirely with $20.7 million from her discretionary capital budget.

Also during her visit to Rockaway the borough president stopped by the boardwalk at Beach 91 Street to check on sand replenishment with Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski; at PS 256 Queens @ PS 831 at Temple Beth-El to see the new playground for which she gave $158,000; and the abandoned New York City firehouse on Beach 59 Street to see plans that will turn it into the Rockaway Institute for a Sustainable Environment.

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