New York Public Library abandons controversial renovation plans | World news | theguardian.com

The main reading room of New York Public Library. Photograph: Reuters

The New York Public Library has abandoned controversial plans to renovate its Fifth Avenue central research branch, a 100-year-old beaux-arts landmark that was set to be converted into a lending library. The NYPL will instead renovate its Mid-Manhattan branch, a large but fairly rundown lending branch across from the research institution.

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