The Crandall Public Library designed by Ann Beha Architects is located in New York, United States. ABA restored the original 12,600 sf building on City Park and provided a new 39,400 sq ft expansion fronting the City’s main commercial street, creating an inviting, open and accessible entrance with browsing area on the street and ample seating overlooking the park.
The addition along the park matches the height and scale of the adjacent historic building, and is conceived as connector piece or “bridge” clad primarily in glass. The three-storey addition on Glenn Street responds to the proportions and rhythms of the neighboring masonry buildings. A metal screen canopy cascades over the new entrance, providing shade for the windows behind as well as recalling the magnificent waterfall that gave Glens Falls its name.