Once again, considering how much this thing will cost, we'd expect it to look a lot better!
Plans For New Library Revealed In Elmhurst
The arguments made by preservationists in the crowd were twofold: the first was one of aesthetics. "I certainly don't think glass and that modern design is appropriate for the library," noted one older woman at the meeting. Some critics called it "featureless." Others took issue with the "ice cube" that would serve as the children's room and questioned the wisdom of distracting, possibly traumatizing, children with the view.
"What, are they going to watch all the accidents that happen on Broadway from up there?" asked Margaret Ermish, a lifetime Elmhurst resident and frequent library user.
Good one, Marge!
Photo from Queens Chronicle