The Donnell Library Center: A Eulogy In Pictures

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A few months have passed since the Donnel Library, a New York City landmark, closed its doors on 53rd street. It stood across from MOMA and had one of the best film libraries in the city. Unfortunately, the City Of New York thought it would better serve the public as another midtown luxury hotel.

Months after its doors closed to the public, Archivist/Photographer/Blogger Nate Smith (“Igor”) had the opportunity to wander the building, taking unique shots of the demolition. The pictures are pretty emotionally stirring. See the original post and photographs here. Thank you Igor.

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March 3, 3009

A decision by Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. to back out of its plans to buy the former Donnell Library building in Midtown Manhattan is likely to deprive the New York Public Library of millions it was counting on.

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