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Elmhurst Community Library
86-01 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY
Client: Queens Library
Architect: Marpillero Pollak Architects
Size: 30,000 s.f.
Cost: $19 million
Stalco serves as general contractor for the new Elmhurst Community Library, the second busiest branch of the Queens Library, the largest library system in the nation. The new structure serves as the High Performance Pilot Project and aims at LEED Silver certification upon completion. It will feature state-of-the-art learning and information technology
The project encompasses demolition of the pre-existing structure and construction of a three-story library building with an adjacent community park and learning garden. The new branch will feature a steel frame structural system and terracotta-clad façade. The structural and architectural designs allow for a potential future expansion.
The new library will house an entry plaza, Carnegie brick wall commemorating the original library building, lobby with new arrivals display, Park Reading Room, Broadway Reading Room, teen space, children’s library, adult learning center and classrooms, two stairs, main circulation spine, newsstand kiosk, Carnegie Room, and staff break room. The Park Reading Room will be located at the center of building and visually connect to the adjacent park and garden, while the Broadway Reading Room will overlook the street and feature artist Allan McCollum’s 20’ x 20’ “Shapes” wall installation.

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