Word on the street is that NYC’s beloved New York Public Library might be in for a very BIG makeover soon. According to Curbed NY, prolific architecture firm Bjarke Ingles Group is in the running to renovate the institution’s landmarked Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue.


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Ever since Norman Foster’s $300 million design proposal was rejected by the library, there has been growing anticipation to know who will lead the major renovation project. Although the details are a bit cloudy at the moment, a few of the major contenders include BIG, Studio Gang Architects and Ennead Architects.

Related: Foster + Partners Reveals Plans for New York Public Library Renovation

If chosen, this would be BIG‘s third project in the Big Apple. The Danish group’s pyramid-like West 57th building is currently under construction, and their design for the much-anticipated Two World Trade Center building was announced earlier this year.

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Via Curbed NY

Images via NYPL’s website.