Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Photo courtesy Queens Library
Photo courtesy Queens Library
The Queens Library Glen Oaks branch has won awards since opening and is up for Building of the Year by an architecture site.

After reopening a few months ago, the Glen Oaks Library branch has received more than new books.

The new building, which cost $17.1 million and opened in September, has been the recipient of a few honors, including being a recent winner at the Queens Chamber of Commerce’s annual Building Awards on Thursday.

Now the Glen Oaks Library will represent New York State for 2013 Building of the Year by American-Architects.com. Voting will continue online until Jan. 31.

“We’ve contributed to public architecture of the city. This is a public project. It is for the people of the neighborhood,” said Scott Marble, co-founder of Marble Fairbanks, the architect firm that designed the building. “I feel like we are part of the legacy of great architecture in Queens.”

The new library branch was funded by the city and doubled the space of the previous building. With clear panels all around, it is flooded with natural light on every level.

The building is also very eco-friendly. It was certified Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design), the second highest level for a standard of environmental sustainability by the U.S. Green Building Councils.

Click here for more information on Building of the Year award by American-Architects.com

 

RECOMMENDED STORIES

 

Comments:

Join The Discussion



Related Stories
‘Broken Heart Week’ will bring movie screenings, open mic nights, crafts and more to Queens libraries
‘Broken Heart Week’ will bring movie screenings, open mic nights, crafts and more to Queens libraries
Go green and lean at Queens Library’s vegetable festival on Saturday
Go green and lean at Queens Library’s vegetable festival on Saturday
Popular Stories
Photos by Suzanne Monteverdi/QNS
PHOTOS: 'The Crown Room' is the newest hot spot on Bayside's Bell Boulevard
Photo via Shutterstock/Inset via Twitter (@JJGotti27)
Mob veteran, Gotti grandson & five other Queens guys pinched for arson and robberies: feds
Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Matthew Straubmuller
Paul Simon will play an intimate concert in LIC to support local arts nonprofit


Skip to toolbar
Web Analytics