The New York Public Library Treasures Project includes the restoration of Gottesman Hall in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.
The Treasures Room will house the Polonsky Exhibition, which includes the most significant books, maps, scripts, maps, prints, and artifacts in the Library’s collection. The work will be performed in an occupied historic landmark public building which shall remain in full and regular operation throughout the duration of this work, and functions must not be interrupted during any phases of this work. The scope of work consists of selective historical removal and dismantling of stone, windows and of an overhead roll up door, historical restoration of the existing finishes for stone, metal and the wood ceiling and new bronze door, all glass door and HM Metal door. The existing window film will be removed and replaced with new glass film, and existing lights fixtures will be re-circuited to include emergency lighting. Upgrades will me made to electrical, data, security, and audio-visual systems. The owner will furnish and install the new casework for the historical artifacts. This work will be coordinated and performed within this project and schedule.
Owner New York Public Library
Architect Beyer Blinder Belle
Square Feet 6,000