On May 23, 1911, the main branch of the New York Public Library was officially opened in a ceremony presided over by President William Howard Taft. After a dedication ceremony, the library was open to the general public that day. Its main reading room was contemporaneously the largest of its kind in the world at 77 feet (23.5 m) wide by 295 feet (89.9 m) long, with 50 feet (15.2 m) high ceilings.
The Ceiling murals give the impression of looking through the ceiling up to the sky. The ceiling is executed in plaster, with molded ornamentation, decorative painting, gold and copper leaf, recessed murals
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worldcitizen (6025) 2013-12-11 17:44
This is my favorite view because of the beautiful ceiling. You captured the beauty of this room very well, and I like the symmetry in this shot. I'm surprised nobody else has critiqued your library photos yet.
photoray (7988) 2013-12-23 6:37
Fine vertical view of the NY Library, revealing its immense size, with arches, chandeliers, romantic mural, and detailed ceiling art, and with patrons.
Being a "geek", Libraries were always my 'sanctuary' in school.
PS: Page, Arizona is a fine 'base-camp' for visiting Antelope, Canyon and Lake Powell, etc. My favorite hotel is the Waheap Marina Hotel overlooking the Lake.
- Copyright: Andre Gustavo (bona) (11865)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-18
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/25 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: March in New York City
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-11 5:48