August 8, 2017
The Rose Main Reading Room at the New York Public Library is one of the most famous places in New York City. Both that room, and the Bill Blass Public Catalog Room, are now protected landmarks at the Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at 476 Fifth Ave. in Midtown Manhattan.
“The Rose Main Reading Room and the Bill Blass Public Catalog Room are the most majestic interiors in New York City, even rivaling the interiors of Grand Central Terminal,” said Meenakshi Srinivasan, chair of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), which announced the new landmarks August 8, 2017.
Any renovations at the library, which opened in 1911, will need to preserve the interiors. Both rooms recently underwent a major ceiling restoration project, reopening to the public in the fall of 2016.
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