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New York Public Library
Visitor Center

Pure+Applied | Beyer Blinder Belle | Turner Construction

The New York Public Library Visitor Center introduces visitors to the significant resources and collections available to explore at NYPL’s historic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on 5th Avenue in New York City. 


New Project provided design engineering, fabrication, A/V integration support, and installation services for the 3,600-square-foot experiential environment, including a 32-foot-long video array wall; a series of brass tables; reception desks; foyer video screen enclosures; and dimensional lettering. Our team was also responsible for custom millwork throughout the space, including a recessed glass and bronze wall case.


The unique patinated tables encourage visitor engagement, combining interactive touchscreens, 3D printed objects, and informational text on the various collections in English, Spanish, Chinese and Braille. Tactile objects include an architectural model of the library, sculpture, and cuneiform tablets. Maps, graphics, and custom content provide historical and geographical context in addition to engaging narratives.

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