For the past seven years, the East Hampton Library has been knee-deep in a controversial expansion plan, which calls for a new 6,802-square-foot children's wing. Some opponents call the extension an unneeded waste of green space; others think the money would be better spent on a neglected library in the Springs. Given all this distracting controversy, we never really took the time to investigate the actual proposal, which was drafted by none other than starchitect Robert A.M. Stern. So how will the library look after it gets the 15 CPW treatment? Pretty darn nice! Stern already expanded the library once in 1997, so the new extension appears to flow seamlessly. Time to make a decision, East Hampton!
· Library Held Up by Village Again [EH Star]
· Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) For the Children's Wing Proposal [EH Library]