Archinect - News 2017-09-23T16:18:51-04:00 https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c6/c6a9a6efe3ea80b9d98cd993990d97fb?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c6/c6a9a6efe3ea80b9d98cd993990d97fb?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c6/c6a9a6efe3ea80b9d98cd993990d97fb?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c6/c6a9a6efe3ea80b9d98cd993990d97fb?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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>