|NYPL Rose Reading Room (photo by Paul Lowry)|
|A sectional view of the New York Public Library (1911)|
With the destructive plans to alter the library looming, Francis Morrone's discussion of the library's features made the value of the building's integrity explicitly clear. As Ada Louise Huxtable said in the Wall Street Journal in December 2012, "You don't 'update' a masterpiece."
For more information on the Central Library Plan and to get involved in efforts to save the library, get in touch with the Committee to Save the New York Public Library and Citizens Defending Libraries. If you'd like a copy of Francis Morrone's book for $10 off the list price, contact the LW! office at 212-496-8110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.