The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Saturday, October 25, 2014


New York Public Library's Mariners Harbor Branch Receives the 2009 Award for Excellence in Design
NEW YORK, NY.- The New York Public Library’s Mariners Harbor Branch in Staten Island has been selected as a winner of the 2009 Award for Excellence in Design from the New York City Design Commission. The awards, chosen by members of the The Public Design Commission of the City of New York, exemplify the highest standards in design. Scheduled to open in 2011, the highly anticipated 10,000 square foot branch library will serve a community of 30,000 residents. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg will present the award to Paul LeClerc, President of The New York Public Library, and to architects Anna Torriani and Lorenzo Pagnamento of Atelier Pagnamenta Torriani, at a July 1, 2009 ceremony at the New Museum.

“Quality library design is a priority for us when we undertake any new building, but each case provides unique challenges and opportunities,” said Dr. LeClerc. “We are very pleased that with its references to the heritage of the community and its innovative use of light and space, the design solution created by Atelier Pagnamenta Torriani for the Mariners Harbor branch has been recognized with this prestigious award from the New York City Design Commission.”

The Mariners Harbor Branch Library is a LEED certified one-story building in the Mariners Harbor neighborhood, a community in Staten Island with a rich maritime past. The branch will be shaped like the larger and smaller halves of an open oyster shell with the overall design strategy centering on maximizing daylight and views deep into the building. The technologically state-of-the-art branch will serve the neighborhood with collections for adults, young adults, and children, programs for all ages, after-school study hours, story reading and community events. Features of the branch include self-check out, computers, an AV community room, and free wireless Internet service. It will also be the first New York Public Library branch with a ground-level outdoor terrace.

Capital funding for the project is being provided by Mayor Bloomberg ($4.735 million), CongressmanMcMahon (who as Council Member secured $3.985 million) and Borough President Molinaro ($1 million), as well as Assembly Member Titone and Senator Savino ($750,000).


New York Public Library | New York City Design Commission | Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg | Mariners Harbor |




Today's News

July 3, 2009

Exhibition of 200 Images Lead Viewers through the Key Stages of Robert Capa's Career

Watercolours and Graphic Works by Emil Nolde on View at Berlin's Museum of Prints and Drawings

Albright-Knox Embarks on Plan to Sustain Artistic Mission and Address Financial Challenges

Leonardo da Vinci Puzzle Examined by Research and Exhibition of Budapest Horse at National Gallery

F/Stop Leipzig, International Photography Festival Asks Where do We Go from Here?

Sir Ian Wrigglesworth Steps Down as the Chair of the Board at Baltic Board

The European Biennial of Young Artists will be Back in Montrouge

Pioneering "Soul i-D"Exhibition to Tour to Christie's Rockefeller Center

New York State Museum Opens "1609" Exhibit Celebrating Henry Hudson

First Portrait Exhibition to Celebrate the Contribution of Gay People and Gay Icons at the National Portrait Gallery

University of the Arts Alumnus Arnold Roth Inducted into Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame

Antony Gormley's One & Other: Housewife from Sleaford Announced as First Plinth Participant

Nassau County Museum of Art Announces Norman Rockwell Exhibition in September

Kokeshi: From Folk Art to Art Toy Exhibition to Feature Over 300 Dolls

Teens Curate Exhibition of Student Work at Toledo Museum of Art

Jersey City Museum Receives Prestigious State Arts Award

Carnegie Museum of Art will Display Contest Winners' Photographs

"Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: The Art of the Superhero" Exhibition to Include "Action Comics #1"

Friends & Neighbors Exhibition Features Community Curators

New York Public Library's Mariners Harbor Branch Receives the 2009 Award for Excellence in Design

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Image of a Christ without a beard, short hair and wearing a toga unearthed in Spain

2.- Giant mosaic unearthed in mysterious tomb in Amphipolis in northern Macedonia

3.- Bonhams sale of 18th century French decorative arts to benefit Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

4.- Paris flustered by erection of 'sex-toy' sculpture; Paul McCarthy slapped by a passer-by

5.- High art or vile pornography? Marquis de Sade explored in Orsay museum exhibition

6.- 'Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection' opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

7.- Greek culture minister says Elgin Marbles return a matter of 'global heritage'

8.- Vandals deflate Paris 'sex-toy' sculpture by American artist Paul McCarthy after outrage

9.- Exhibition at National Gallery in London explores Rembrandt's final years of painting

10.- 'Hans Memling: A Flemish Renaissance' opens at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome

Related Stories



Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad Named Next Director of the Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture

New York Public Library Getting Maya Angelou's Papers, Including Letters from Malcolm X

The New York Public Library Explores Three of the World's Largest Religions in Exhibition

Exhibition Celebrates the History of the New York Public Library's Photography Collection

Exhibition Celebrates the History of the New York Public Library's Photography Collection

Declaration of Independence on View at The New York Public Library

New York Public Library President Receives Spanish Civil Order

NYPL Takes Giant Step In Preserving Its Digitized Collections

New York Public Library Faces Harshest Budget Cut In Its History

Howard Dodson, Jr. to Retire as Director of NYPL's Schomburg Center



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site