The New York Public Library is, amongst a lot of other libraries all over the world, where knowledge used to be located, before we all started to walk around with Google in our pockets. NYPL had nearly 53 million items, and is the third largest library in the world. The library originated in the 19th century and is now an independently managed, nonprofit corporation with both private and public financing.
To be honest – we are not the kinds who spend a lot of time reading books, mainly it is literature of professional kind og guidebooks. We live and breathe the web, blogs and digital lifestyle. So our visit to NYPL was with a focus on the building and architecture.
The building was declared a national historic landmark in 1965, and you can spend many hours walking around inside and outside, while your eyes glance over the detailing of the building. The location right next to Bryant park, and nearby Grand Central station makes NYPL an obvious stop on a walk in this part of town.
A little tip – the International center of Photography is located 5 minutes from NYPL, and could be a great add-on for a visit to the library.
To keep it simple – sit back and enjoy our interpretation in pictures…