This article is from Lauren Tappan:
Renovations at New York Public Library strike a nerve.
Plans for a major change within the landmark have kindled an intellectual culture clash over its direction and the future of libraries themselves.
Library officials say it will save the research books and millions of dollars and adapt the grand building further to the wired world. But a roster of scholars, preservationists and other critics suspect the library of masking a real estate ploy as a public benefit and say the project will turn a singular institution into “library lite.”