After a three-year preservation project that has restored its white marble facade, the 100 year old Beaux Arts styled New York Public Library has never looked better. The facade is gorgeous, but don’t stop there. Inside are some of the most beautifully designed reading rooms in the world – particularly the Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division Department. And whereas you’ll be waiting on lines at the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty, the library is one of the most accessible landmarks in New York City – just walk right in.
New York Public Library
Architect: Carrère & Hastings – 1911
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street