New York Public Library Not Particularly Concerned About Its Renovation Lawsuit

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: A general view of the exterior facade at The New York Public Library on April 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images) Photo: Ben Hider

In light of the lawsuit filed on Wednesday regarding forthcoming renovations to its 42nd Street flagship location, the New York Public Library remained completely calm, holding that any changes that come as part of the $300 million renovation will only “improve service for scholars,” among other benefits. According to the New York Times, the 165-year-old institution then sassily added they have not even read the legal action brought against them by New Yorkers like writer Edmund Morris, historian David Nasaw, and professors Joan W. Scott and Stanley N. Katz. In case they're curious, the suit attempts to stop the Central Library Plan that would demolish the historic stacks at 42nd Street, and move the books off site to a (gasp!) circulating library.