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Saturday, February 12, 2011

The New York Public Library, Unveiled

At the New York Public Library
Photo by myself outside the main branch of the New York Public Library, at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue.

A couple of women took photos in front of the main branch of the New York Public Library, Friday afternoon.

Only recently, the scaffolding and netting has been taken down at this New York City landmark. The facade has undergone cleaning and restoration for what seems like eons.

The front is a modified temple front in the Beaux-Arts style, with deep arches in between Corinthian columns.

Detail at the New York Public Library

The library cost $9 million dollars and eight years to build, all the way back in 1911. Designed by Carrere and Hastings, the building received between 30,000 and 50,000 visitors on opening day.

For more information about this gorgeous landmark building, visit the New York Public Library site here.
For a tour with me through the Library, click here.

The South Wing
The south wing of the library. Tall windows on the first floor bring light into the public reading room.

Related posts: City Portraits - the New York Public Library, Outside the NYPL and on the Subway and On the Steps of the New York Public Library.


RedPat said...

Great shots. The building's detailing looks wonderful.

WTakeuchi said...

Wow! The pictures I couldn't take when I was there! It is wonderful!!!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love libraries.
& I really enjoyed seeing your indoor shots again, a great link, thanks.

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

just gorgeous! they did a great job..I can't wait to see it and photograph it ! thanx for these shots and have a great Sunday!!

Upper Cesc said...

Magic place...

Pierre said...

Temple of knowledge are always beautiful places.
Love your travel in NY

Birdman said...

Love that first candid shot. Some fine expressions captured here.

Anonymous said...

a great place!