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Library Board Approves Architect for Renovation Project

Kaeyer, Garment & Davidson Architects chosen to redesign main library.

The Great Neck Library Board recently approved the hiring of the architectural firm, Kaeyer, Garment & Davidson Architects from Mt. Kisco, N.Y., for the design work on the renovation of the main library.  

The library overhaul is to be developed at a cost not to exceed $10 million. The work will be done within the existing footprint of the building to provide a new image of building while preserving its basic character.

After an agreement is reached with KG&D, building design will be discussed.

The scope of work is expected to include:

  • Gut renovation of interiors including Architectural and MEP systems.
  • Repair and upgrade of exterior envelope.
  • Site work to include parking, lighting and drainage. 
  • Mezzanine to remain. Uses to be determined.  
  • Construction phasing to allow a minimum basic presence at the site with limited services during construction.
  • Total closure, if required, to be limited to six months.
  • Open building to the landscape and views. 
  • Enhance connection between the two levels. 
  • Provide after‐hours access. 
  • Incorporation of sustainable measures.
George January 07, 2013 at 02:29 PM
What happened to the $250,000. The library spent on designs and legal fees , For the initial design ? O. Yes Kaiman disapproved the plans , after saying he was in favor of it .

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