The seven-story building itself was designed in 1902 by Beaux-Arts architecture specialists Carrère and Hastings, and finally opened in 1911. Its outdoor stone lions, nicknamed "Patience" and "Fortitude," greet visitors at the front steps. In 2008, billionaire financial adviser Stephen A. Schwarzman financed a $100 million expansion of the library system as a whole, and the main branch was renamed in his honor.
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Relax with a private guided sightseeing tour of New York City. Custom itineraries are created and personalized for each guest. Options include iconic sights of ... Read more
Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
Join a local architect, urban planner, or historian for this in-depth, 3-hour tour of the iconic buildings of New York’s famous 42nd Street thoroughfare — ... Read more
Location: New York, New York
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)