|Workers set up barriers around Brooklyn Heights Library. Photo: MK Metz|
The city’s Department of Buildings (DOB) recently gave its official approval for the demolition.
Locals fought the sale of the library to a private developer, Hudson Companies, for years, but in the end, the city and Brooklyn Public Library prevailed.
A 36-story luxury residential tower is going up on the site. A newer, somewhat smaller library will be built on the ground floor, a mezzanine and on a lower level.
Hudson told the Brooklyn Eagle it has not yet closed on the site, but expects to in the coming weeks.
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