New York City Library

The New York Public Library (NYPL) is the largest public library in North America and is one of the United States' most significant research libraries. I wanted to visit the library because they have some wonderful special collections. While they don't allow photography in the special collections section, I was able to see the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, a Guttenberg bible, Virgina Woolf's manuscripts, letters and notebooks, and even the stuffed Winnie the Pooh toys.
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The New York Public Library as seen from across 5th Avenue. The Andaz hotel, where I stayed, sits on the corner where this photograph was taken from.
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The New York Public Libary as seen at night. The building was designed by John Merven Carrère and Thomas Hastings. The magnificent Beaux-Arts building sits on a…
Another night view of the library.
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The fountain "Truth" by Frederick William MacMonnies.
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New York Public Library entrance.
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The fountain "Beauty" by Frederick William MacMonnies.
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View of the library as seen from the South side.
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Sculptor Edward Clark Potter created the lions, which were carved in pink Tennessee marble by the Piccirilli brothers. They were later nicknamed “Patience” and…
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Fortitude the lion.
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Entrance to the library as seen from the north side of the building.
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Beautiful cieling on the second floor just off the North staircase.
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Looking South on the first floor.
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Looking North on the first floor.
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Entrance of the library as seen from the North staircase.
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Going up the North staircase.
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Looking down the North staircase.
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The McGraw Rotunda cieling.
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The McGraw Rotunda cieling. Another view.
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The McGraw Rotunda cieling. Another view.
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The catalog room.