Leaky Roof, Cracked Floors Plague New $41 Million Queens Library


The $41 million Hunters Point Library that opened only a month ago is showing signs of faulty construction.

Elisabeth de Bourbon, a spokeswoman for the library told the New York Post that the branch has talked with Steven Holl Architects, the firm that designed the structure and NYC's Department of Design and Construction about the numerous problems plaguing the structure, which include water leaks, cracked floors and violations of federal accessibility requirements

A librarian who wanted to remain anonymous said she wished the building was designed less like a museum or gallery and more like a library.

"I would have liked more space, more shelves," the librarian said. "As any public librarian would agree, more space is always needed. I'd like for the floors to be open where you can see everyone and everything. It is best for their safety and our safety too."

The Hunters Point Library took nearly 10 years to complete.

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