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for that. So we have a simpler design now which takes care of--we
think--just about everything, including access for the disabled,
which that place doesn't have. Fifty years ago nobody thought of
What was the role of the architect Hugh Hardy?
We wanted to have some control over the design, and we
also wanted to have--
Of the restaurant or of the park?
Of the restaurant. We also wanted to have as a designer
of the restaurant somebody whose reputation with public bodies was
very high, and Hugh is very respected by most public bodies. So we
were trying to stack everything in our favor. I don't stack in a
negative sense, just--
He was hired to do what?
He was hired to do a general design for a restaurant that
Le Roy would occupy. We and Lé Roy spent a lot of money on
this. Part of that 1.6 million went to that too.
Okay. Go back to the Library.
I forget where I was on the Library. Oh! I was on the
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