New York Public Library

The New York Public Library at 5th Avenue, NYC. Photo Credit:

Address: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018
Opening Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10AM – 6PM Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM – 8PM Sunday 1PM – 5PM
Admission: Free
Phone: (917) 275-6975

The huge porticos and Romanesque columns of New York Public Library have made it one of the most photographed buildings in New York. The library itself is the 3rd largest in North America. Designed by German-born Alexander Saeltzer, the library’s founding benefactors including Robert Watts and Samuel J. Tilden. Of architectural importance are the two great lions which sit astride of the entrance – the oldest known examples in America.

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