Phase II Construction Continues at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building; Work Begins on the 40th Street Entrance and Plaza

The Library’s project to upgrade, renovate, and add public space to the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building continues, with construction beginning on the new 40th Street entrance and public plaza, named for Trustee and former Board Chair Marshall Rose. The project was approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in March of 2019 and is expected to be complete in 2023 (following COVID-19 related delays). Construction fencing and protective sidewalk scaffolding have been added to the 40th Street side of the iconic building so work can begin. The overall project at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building remains in its second phase, focused on  mechanical upgrades and updates to building flow and circulation.

Image credit: Mecanoo with Beyer Blinder Belle