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    Today, libraries go beyond offering the latest books. They’re learning centers, event spaces, and often the hub of a neighborhood’s social scene. We design libraries to accommodate the needs of each community they serve and ensure all New Yorkers have the access they need to thrive. Learn about four libraries that incorporate equity design and promote unity in their own neighborhoods.

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    The Spring Street Salt Shed, built in 2015 by the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) for the New York City Department of Sanitation, is no ordinary salt storage area; it was selected by the Municipal Arts Society of New York along with an adjacent sanitation garage built by DDC as the winner of the Society’s 2016 MASterworks Award for Best New Building.
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    Design and Construction Excellence 2.0 (DCE 2.0) is a program that reaffirms and extends our commitment to delivering innovative public buildings and infrastructure of the highest quality. Partnerships with creative design and construction professionals enables DDC to strengthen thriving neighborhoods, bolster economic growth and create jobs. 
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    DDC is celebrating twenty years of building a strong, sustainable New York City. Begun in 1996 as a way for the City to efficiently manage the design and construction of most public buildings and infrastructure, our agency has grown into a worldwide leader in design and construction management. It’s a milestone we are privileged to achieve, and we look forward to more years of service.
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