The Huntington Free Library and Reading Room, located at 9 Westchester Square in the East Bronx, has filed applications for a two-story, 20,886-square-foot library building. The new structure would have the address of 5 Westchester Square, located along Overing Street. The new building would rise 32 feet to its rooftop.
The library expansion would include reading areas, multi-purpose rooms, and staff offices and workrooms. Snøhetta will be responsible for the design and is the architect of record. The 22,500-square-foot lot currently contains two library buildings, which will be retained. The new building will rise on a vacant 9,336-square-foot portion of the lot.