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New York Public Library

Listed under Contemporary Architecture in New York City, United States.

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Many architects rate the New York Public Library as finer than any great Beaux-Arts monument in France. The building extends over two full blocks, built of marble from Vermont, which lends to its grand and imposing effect on the visitor, a building that was intended to reflect on the greatness of New York and the library itself. The magnificent marble lions flanking the entrance to the Library are familiar and beloved icons of New York, modelled by sculptor Edward Clark Potter (carved from pink Tennessee marble) 1911, they have endured for nearly a century.

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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