By Colin O'Leary
November 29th, 2018
Far Rockaway, the Queens neighborhood long neglected by the city, is getting an extreme makeover. First, the City Counsel approved a plan to rezone Far Rockaway back in September of 2017, which they hope will bring thousands of new apartments and retail space to the area. Now a brand new futuristic looking library is in the works.
Architecture firm Snøhetta has revealed new artists renderings for a 17,500 square foot library, according to New York Yimby. The existing library, located at 1637 Central Avenue, endured both structural and aesthetic damage during Hurricane Sandy back in 2012. The new public library will include two floors, doubling the size of the existing library.
The silhouette of the new library will resemble a prism, incorporating a series of triangular forms throughout the structure, which will allow natural light to flow through the building. Its expected to be completed in the fall of 2020.