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A new building in Queens that can't be overlooked: a library

A year from opening, US$38m Hunters Point library already occupies the foreground

New York

STANDING at a 29th-floor window of a skyscraper on Third Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, Dennis Walcott was deeply impressed last week when he spotted the newest branch of his library system under construction.

Mr Walcott, it should be said, is the president and chief