Volume 18 • Issue 41 | February 24 - March 2, 2006

A peek at Poets House

Rendering of the Poets House’s Book Wall, below, its children’s library, left, and the view from the adult library, bottom.

Battery Park City is about to get a little poetry in its life – about 45,000 volumes of it. The Poets House, the largest poetry center and archive of its kind in the United States, is moving to a new 10,000 sq. ft. facility in Site 16/17 designed by architect Lousie Braverman. Construction has already begun on the waterfront site that will exit onto Teardrop Park’s south side. Poets House is currently located at a 4,600 sq. ft. space on Spring St. The 21-year old organization will share its permanent, rent-free location with a 12,000 sq. ft. branch of the New York Public Library and a 4,000 sq. ft. World Hunger Learning Center, an educational center about hunger. Poets House is expected to open in Fall 2007.


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