Archinect - News 2014-10-22T22:39:40-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/53231648/what-lies-behind-the-battle-over-the-new-york-public-library 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c6/c6a9a6efe3ea80b9d98cd993990d97fb.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>