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Boston Public Library

Listed under Contemporary Architecture in Boston, United States.

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A truly grand and luxurious structure on an immense scale, the BPL faces the Trinity Church in Copley Square. It is Renaissance in style, offering a feeling of patronage and reverence. The largest public library in America, the main building and its attached annex hold over 6 million rare and antique books and texts, popular contemporary and other media. Its exterior offers a mix of granite blocks, copper cresting and metal masts, while the interior is lavishly filled with marble and mosaics. One of the highlights is its courtyard, a quiet oasis from the bustling city. The older McKim building is listed on the AIA's top 150 buildings in America.

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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