New York City Icons: Grand Central & NYPL
Only located a couple of blocks apart off of 42nd Street, it’s just a short walk between these two famous sites.
First up was the New York Public Library. Since I’m a librarian, this was a required visit for me! However, it’s important to note that NYPL has many branches. Here we are talking about the main branch – the Schwarzman Building at 5th Avenue and 42 Street.
Of course the most famous photo op at NYPL is the Rose Main Reading Room, seen in many movies such as Ghostbusters. Photography is welcome, just be quiet as there are people actually reading and studying.
Then it was off to Grand Central Terminal – still one of the largest train stations in the world. In fact, it has the largest number of train platforms. Walk into the Main Concourse and soak up the history and architecture.
Interestingly, the beautiful blue ceiling had to be restored. It had darkened due to smoke. Almost torn down, the building was saved by historic preservationists, notable former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Below are a few photos. For more NYC pics, check out my Flickr album.