Archinect - News 2015-10-07T00:27:04-04:00 What lies behind the battle over the New York Public Library Archinect 2012-07-09T12:25:00-04:00 >2012-07-09T14:20:38-04:00 <img src="" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The hottest cultural controversy of this already hot summer concerns the New York Public Library (NYPL), and a plan to disembowel its main building &ndash; a plan that will slice open the stacks and "replace books with people", in the words of the NYPL system's CEO, Tony Marx. It's enraged writers and professors, demoralized a staff already coping with layoffs, and called the entire purpose of the system into question.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>