Photo by myself in the main branch of the New York Public Library, at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue.
Built at the turn of the last century, this stately building is one of the most recognizable landmarks in New York. Its marble facade sits atop a flight of broad steps, at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street.
I'd forgotten how beautiful the building was until I revisited this week. I was seriously astounded at every turn.
More photos from my visit, tomorrow.
The Times has a lead story today on another incredible architectural relic, in Detroit. The main train station there is in complete disrepair, the last train having run 20 years ago.
The have some amazing photos of the building, which is 18 stories tall. It is sad to see such a once-majestic building in shambles.
You can see the article here.
Architecture, a Glorified Profession, Going Postal in Midtown and In the Shadow of Alice Tully Hall, on the Upper West Side.