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Pratt renovation plans leave out the books

Pratt renovation plans leave out the books

Pratt Library Board Chair Patricia Lasher tells us of the high competence of the architects at work on plans to renovate Pratt Central Library ("Pratt evolves to meet 21st-century needs," July 16). Yet architects of whatever competence serve clients' (in this case the library board and management's) wishes. In their current form if born out to fulfillment, these wishes needlessly would degrade Central Library's public service. Isn't it odd Ms. Lasher praises "fond memories of … browsing for books" when she and her colleagues would propose to remove 30 percent of central's browsable books into the unbrowsable sub-basement? And among...

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