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Queens Public Library Reveals Weiss/Manfredi Design For New Rego Park Library

WEISS/MANFREDI recently unveiled the design for the new Rego Park Library in Queens, New York. Plans for the state-of-the-art building were presented by the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC), Queens Public Library (QPL) President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott, and New York City officials and elected representatives.

The new, 18,000-square-foot three-story library, will more than double the size of the original 1975 facility and feature separate reading rooms for children, adults, and teens, as well as additional space for computer access, educational programs, and community activities. Large windows bring natural light into the library and provide views out to the neighborhood.

“This project embodies our commitment to the public realm and our belief that libraries have reinvented themselves as great democratic equalizers that are increasingly central to an equitable society,” said Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi.

“The…outstanding design reflects the progress we have made towards providing this growing community a much larger, modern library with spaces that will uplift and inspire our customers as they access a world of free information, resources, services and opportunity,” said QPL President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott. Read the press release from QPL here.

The WEISS/MANFREDI-designed library will offer greater access to free resources, technology, and learning opportunities for the growing Rego Park community and beyond. The project is anticipated to begin construction in winter 2022 with an estimated completion date of summer 2025. The estimated design and construction costs are budgeted at $33.2 million.

August 16, 2021