Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A Victory for Historic Preservation

Back in February, Gossips reported that the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation had OK'd the plan to demolish the stacks in the New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, which, designed by Carrère and Hastings, were considered "marvels of engineering" when the library opened in 1911, provided they were documented "via photography and archival evidence."

Tonight the New York Times reports wonderfully good news: "New York Library Drops Plan to Renovate Flagship."

Thanks to Peter Frank for bringing this to Gossips' attention


  1. This is great news!!

    -- Jock Spivy

  2. Hudson's own Christobel Geogh deserves Kudos for her substantial participation in bringing down this ridiculous and ill-conceived notion.

  3. ahh ... Beautiful Christobel ... Thank You !!