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"The Public Library; beautiful ceilings" New York Public Library Tip by Dutchnatasja

  Public Library ceiling
by Dutchnatasja

Look up when you’re in the Public Library. What you’ll see is a unique ceiling; the art, the painting. Ceiling murals had suffered badly over the decades and by the 1990's had become barely discernible. The ceiling murals could not be restored but the $15 million restoration painted new clouds and the main reading room at the New York Public Library is back to its former glory.

If painting is not well represented at the library, most of the other artistic crafts are and visitors should look carefully at ceilings, doorknobs, fountains and furniture.

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  • Updated Jan 13, 2005
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