Located along the water in Long Island City, with gorgeous views of Manhattan, the Hunter’s Point Library is gearing up to open next month.
Hunter’s Point Library has been in the works for nearly a decade at this point, with years of delays pushing back their initial groundbreaking date from 2011 to 2015. Now, according to a Twitter announcement by Queens Public Library, it is finally time for the building to open its doors to the public.
The futuristic waterfront building designed by Steven Holl Architects will be 22,000-square-feet with two reading gardens—one you can see from the oddly shaped windows cut into the building, and the other one located on the building’s rooftop with panoramic views of the city.
According to the architects’ description of the new library: “At night the glowing presence of the new library along the waterfront joins the Pepsi sign and the “Long Island” sign at the old Gantry to become a beacon for this new community place.”
The library is scheduled to open at 47-07 Center Boulevard on Tuesday, September 24. Here’s a sneak peek of the space and a few words from the manager:
UPDATE (8/22): We are very pleased to announce that #HuntersPoint Library will OPEN on Tuesday, September 24th! Stay tuned for more details about the celebration!Meet the Manager of the new Hunters Point Library and take a sneak peek inside. Stay tuned for more!
Posted by Queens Public Library on Thursday, August 8, 2019
featured image source: Steven Holl Final Designs
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