455 Fifth Avenue (at 40th Street)
New York, NY 10016-0122
For teens & adults
The author, Francis Morrone, an art and architecture critic who writes book reviews, film criticism, and design criticism for many publications, celebrates the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of The New York Public Library on its 100th anniversary. This illustrated talk presents a detailed look at the magnificient interior and recently restored exterior of a beloved landmark. The New York Public Library, one of the nation's architectural wonders, is possibly our finest classical building. Designed by John Merven Carrère and Thomas Hastings, and inspired by the great classical buildings in Paris and Rome, it was completed in 1911. Many facets of the building are described, including its inception and construction.