New York Public Library (1911) in Bryant Park Photos

New York Public Library (1911) (476 Fifth Ave.) by Carrere & Hastings is a Beaux Arts building. While the Fifth Ave. steps flanked by lions is the traditional view, the rear facade over Bryant Park conveys greater peace. Bryant Park itself is ringed by highrises in various styles. These include HSBC (1984) with Knox Hat (1902); Bryant Park Hotel (1924); Bank of America (2008); HBO Headquarters; Grace Towers (1974) by SOM; Salmon Tower (1927) by York & Sawyer; & Transportation Building (1931) by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon.

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New York Public Library. New York, NY.Steps of New York Public Library, a gathering place. New York, NY.Lions by Edward Clark Potter on steps of New York Public Library. New York, NY.Beauty sculpture by Frederick MacMonnies flanking entrance of New York Public Library. New York, NY.
New York Public Library (1898-1911) (476 Fifth Ave.). New York, NY. Style: Beaux Arts. Architect: Carrere & Hastings. On National Register.Steps of New York Public Library, a gathering place. New York, NY.Lions (1911) by Edward Clark Potter on steps of New York Public Library. New York, NY.Beauty sculpture (1920) by Frederick MacMonnies flanking entrance of New York Public Library. New York, NY.
Lions over arched windows of New York Public Library. New York, NY.William Cullen Bryant statue before rear facade of New York Public Library. New York, NY.William Cullen Bryant statue by Herbert Adams & architect Thomas Hastings in Bryant Park. New York, NY.Gertrude Stein statue by Jo Davidson in Bryant Park. New York, NY.
Lions over arched windows of New York Public Library. New York, NY.William Cullen Bryant statue before rear facade of New York Public Library. New York, NY.William Cullen Bryant statue (1911) by Herbert Adams & architect Thomas Hastings in Bryant Park. New York, NY.Gertrude Stein statue (1992 from 1923 original) by Jo Davidson in Bryant Park. New York, NY.
New York Public Library facade facing Bryant Park. New York, NY.Entrance lobby of New York Public Library. New York, NY.Lamp hangs in stairwell of New York Public Library. New York, NY.Main reading room of New York Public Library. New York, NY.
New York Public Library facade facing Bryant Park. New York, NY.Entrance lobby of New York Public Library. New York, NY.Lamp hangs in stairwell of New York Public Library. New York, NY.Main reading room of New York Public Library. New York, NY.
Baroque ceiling of main reading room of New York Public Library. New York, NY.Ceiling detail of main reading room of New York Public Library. New York, NY.Carved wooden partition in main reading room of New York Public Library. New York, NY.Mural of man reading in New York Public Library. New York, NY.
Baroque ceiling of main reading room of New York Public Library. New York, NY.Ceiling detail of main reading room of New York Public Library. New York, NY.Carved wooden partition in main reading room of New York Public Library. New York, NY.Mural of man reading in New York Public Library. New York, NY.
Baroque-style ceiling in New York Public Library. New York, NY.Baroque-style decoration in New York Public Library. New York, NY.Lion of New York Public Library against HSBC Tower. New York, NY.Knox Hat Building now part of HSBC Tower. New York, NY.
Baroque-style ceiling in New York Public Library. New York, NY.Baroque-style decoration in New York Public Library. New York, NY.Lion of New York Public Library against HSBC Tower. New York, NY.Knox Hat Building (1902) now part of HSBC Tower. New York, NY.
Mansard roofline of Knox Hat Building now part of HSBC Tower. New York, NY.HSBC Tower includes Knox Hat Building. New York, NY.The Columns built for Andrew Carnegie. New York, NY.American Radiator Building. New York, NY.
Mansard roofline of Knox Hat Building (1902) now part of HSBC Tower. New York, NY.HSBC (former Republic National Bank) Tower (1984) (452 5th Ave. at 40th St.) (29 floors) includes Knox Hat Building (1902). New York, NY. Architect: Eli Attia Architects.The Columns (former Engineer's Club) (1907) (32 W. 40th St.) built for Andrew Carnegie. New York, NY.American Radiator Building (now Bryant Park Hotel) (1924) (40 W. 40th St.) (23 floors). New York, NY. Style: Art Deco. Architect: Raymond Hood of Hood & Howells.
Salmon Tower & 500 Fifth Ave. NY.Transportation Building. New York, NY.Pair of stylized eagles decorate 500 Fifth Ave. New York, NY.Streetscape of West 42nd St. from Fifth Ave. with Bank of America, HBO, Grace, State University College of Optometry by Warren & Wetmore, & Salmon Towers. New York, NY.
Salmon Tower (1927) (11 West 42nd St.) (32 floors) & 500 Fifth Ave. NY. Architect: York & Sawyer.Transportation Building (1931) (60 floors) (500 Fifth Ave.). New York, NY. Architect: Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Assoc..Pair of stylized eagles decorate 500 Fifth Ave. New York, NY.Streetscape of West 42nd St. from Fifth Ave. with Bank of America, HBO, Grace, State University College of Optometry (1912) by Warren & Wetmore, & Salmon Towers. New York, NY.
Zodiac signs around entrance of Salmon Tower. New York, NY.HBO Headquarters by Kohn Pedersen Fox Assoc. NY.W.R. Grace Building. New York, NY.1095 6th Ave., Bank of America & Grace Towers over New York Public Library. New York, NY.
Zodiac signs around entrance of Salmon Tower (now NYU Midtown Center). New York, NY.HBO Headquarters (17 floors) by Kohn Pedersen Fox Assoc. NY.W.R. Grace Building (1974) (1114 Avenue of the Americas over Bryant Park) (50 floors). New York, NY. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.1095 6th Ave., Bank of America & Grace Towers over New York Public Library. New York, NY.
Corner of Bryant Park with 1095 6th Ave., Bank of America, HBO & Grace Towers. New York, NY.Bank of America Tower over Bryant Park to right of 1095 6th Ave. New York, NY.Times Square Tower beyond 1095 Avenue of the Americas Tower. New York, NY.1095 Avenue of the Americas. New York, NY.
Corner of Bryant Park with 1095 6th Ave., Bank of America, HBO & Grace Towers. New York, NY.Bank of America Tower (2008) (54 floors) (42nd St. at 6th Ave.) over Bryant Park to right of 1095 6th Ave. New York, NY. Architect: Cook + Fox Architects, LLP + Adamson Assoc. International.Times Square Tower (2004) (47 floors) (Broadway at 42nd) beyond 1095 Avenue of the Americas Tower. New York, NY. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.1095 Avenue of the Americas (former Verizon) (1974) (40 floors) (being reclad 2008). New York, NY. Architect: Kahn & Jacobs.
Towers along 6th Ave. over Bryant Park. New York, NY.Stepped tower over Bryant Park on 6th Ave. New York, NY.Statue in Bryant Park with chairs for public. New York, NY.Streetscape up 5th Ave. from New York Public Library. New York, NY.
Towers along 6th Ave. over Bryant Park. New York, NY.Stepped tower over Bryant Park on 6th Ave. New York, NY.Statue in Bryant Park with chairs for public. New York, NY.Streetscape up 5th Ave. from New York Public Library. New York, NY.
Streetscape up 5th Ave. from 42nd St. New York, NY.Bankers Trust Company Building. New York, NY.

Streetscape up 5th Ave. from 42nd St. New York, NY.Bankers Trust Company Building (1917) (501 5th Ave. at 42nd St.) (20 floors). New York, NY. Architect: Montague Flagg.


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